|1.1||Companion animal (pet) owners are accountable and liable for the ongoing care, actions and welfare of any animal under their custody, ownership, management or control.|
Responsible ownership involves the following general principles:
* Desexing refers to surgical desexing
NOTE: A companion animal is an animal that provides companionship to humans (also known as a pet). This section applies to the range of species commonly kept as companion animals including dogs cats rabbits guinea pigs ferrets rats mice and fish among other species. Horses are not covered in this section they are covered by Section C.