Pet ownership: your responsibilities
If you own a pet or are considering buying one, you need to be aware of your responsibilities, including:
- provision of adequate food and water
- suitable living conditions
- prompt and suitable treatment of illness or injury
- appropriate handling, restraint, transport.
The Department of Commerce and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Western Australia (RSPCA) have published a brochure to assist consumers in making an informed decision when buying a pet.
Additional information can be obtained from the RSPCA or your local veterinarian.