Pet Safety & Welfare
What is my duty of care when in charge of an animal?
When a pet is booked with you, you have a duty of care. Duty of care places a legal obligation on those in charge of animals to provide for an animal’s needs in an appropriate way.
Whilst there are currently no national laws applying to animal welfare each state and territory does have their own individual legislations.
It is your responsibility to know the relevant Acts/Legislations for your location.
Some acts declare it a specific offence for people who fail to meet their duty of care obligations towards the animals in their charge. A large fine and/or imprisonment is applicable for an individual convicted of a breach of duty of care.
To find the relevant legislation for your state or territory click on one of the following: