The Queensland Government has passed Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, which will require all cats and dogs in Queensland to be registered by December 2010. Southeast Queensland commenced these provisions on 1 July 2009 and Blackall-Tambo Regional Council will commence on 10 December 2010. The intent of this legislation and compulsory registration for cats and dogs is to:
- Increase the number of cats and dogs returned to their owners (and therefore preventing loved cats and dogs from being euthanized).
- Reduce the negative impact of cats on the environment and native fauna.
- Decrease the number of stray and feral cats and dogs