All dogs over three months old must be registered with the local council in the name of a person aged 16 ears or older [Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) s 34]. Special registration procedures apply for businesses involving dogs, namely kennels at which dogs are bred or trained or businesses providing security or other services involving the use of dogs [s 35]. Any person liable for the control of dog who fails to register it is liable to a penalty of $250 or $2500 if the dog is a prescribed breed [s33], see prescribed dogs.
In any public place a dog must wear a collar with the registration disc and the name and phone number of its owner attached (penalty $250 or $2 500 if the dog is a prescribed breed [Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) s 40]). This does not apply if a veterinary surgeon certifies that wearing a collar would injure the dog's health. An exemption may last for up to three months.
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