The WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development have releasetheir Draft Standards and Guidelines for the Health and Welfare of Dogs inWestern Australia.

The Western Australian Government recognises the value of animal welfare tothe community and strives to ensure that all animals receive appropriatestandards of care. The consultation was open for 8 weeks and closed on June 72019.

Here are some results at a glance

  • 1447 submissions were received
  • Submissions came from a wide range of stakeholders including dog owners, dog breeders, dog trainers, local government employees, pet business owners and employees and veterinary professionals. Over 80% of respondents identified themselves as companion dog owners.
  • There was a high level of support for the concept of standards and guidelines.
  • 53% of respondents agreed or mostly agreed that the proposed standards and guidelines in the document reflect community values and expectations for the acceptable treatment of dogs.

Read full report here

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