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Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 00:39)
11B Annual permit required for cats that are not desexed
(1) A permit is required to own a cat that is 4 months old or older, unless the cat is desexed.(2) The owner of a cat that is not desexed and for which a permit is required is guilty of an offence if a permit is not in force in relation to the cat.Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.(3) The following grace periods apply to an offence against this section—(a) the period of 2 months after a cat reaches 4 months of age,(b) the period of 2 months (or any other period prescribed by the regulations) after a person acquires ownership of a cat.(4) A person cannot be proceeded against, and a section 11E notice cannot be issued, for an offence committed in relation to a cat during a grace period for an offence against this section if the person duly applies for a permit for the cat by the end of the grace period.