To be eligible to breed cats you must be over 18 years of age and have sufficient facilities and a suitable premise to breed cats in a safe and ethical way.
A certificate of approval must be obtained for all Cat Breeders within the City of Canning, for approval applicants are required to adhere to the below requirements and must be a member of one of the following groups;
A copy of written confirmation of member must be provided with Cat Breeder applications.
An individual City of Canning Application for Cat Breeder form must be completed for each cat to be kept at the property - the prescribed fee is $100.00 per cat. Completed Application for Cat Breeder forms and payment can be submitted via email email@example.com or in person at City of Canning Administration Building 1317 Albany Highway Cannington.
- All unsterilised cats still need to be registered as per the Cat Act 2011 and can only be registered for 1 year, for information on registering cats see above.
- When a cat is sold or given away, the seller must ensure the cat is microchipped and sterilised prior to transfer. If the cat cannot be sterilised due to its health or age, the seller must issue a prepaid sterilisation voucher to the new owner.
- Any cat that is transferred (including those under six months) must be micro-chipped and sterilised unless they have a medical exemption. A cat does not have to be sterilised if the seller believes the cat is being transferred to an approved breeder or if a sterilisation voucher is provided. A prepaid voucher for sterilisation is used in the case where a cat is too young to have the procedure performed (before a vet will undertake the procedure).
Breeder’s certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of registration.
For further information please refer to State Law Publisher - WA Cat Act, Part 3, Division 4 – Breeding of Cats