Your Guide to Pets in Australia:
Many households have pets like cats and dogs. There are laws on what domestic animals can be kept at home. In some council areas, household pets like dogs and cats need to be registered. For further information contact your local council. You can also ask them about keeping other animals at home such as chickens or other poultry.
Pets such as dogs and cats are common pets in Australia. If you get a pet you are responsible for looking after it properly including feeding it regularly and keeping it clean.
Many pets also need to be regularly vaccinated and treated by a vet when they are sick or injured. Australia has laws to protect animals from cruelty or neglect including suffering, injury and distress. People who mis-treat their pets may be fined or imprisoned.
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