Law in force

This is exactly what these laws are trying to prevent ” the selling of cats that can be allowed to breed that are not from a registered breeder.

If the laws are read, they will show nobody can give away a kitten or cat that is not sterilised or, if too young, with a prepaid vet voucher for desexing. There is nobody that can waive these laws.

So telling customers the RSPCA has waived the laws for them is misleading for any potential customer who thinks they are a cheap pet.

The cost is $100 council registration, sterilisation around $100 to $200 and $70 for microchipping.

Therefore, a $40 kitten that is illegal to sell is not a cheap, disposable pet.

All cats over six months old are to be registered, microchipped and desexed under these laws.