Being a responsible pet owner

Pet care if you are on holiday

If you are going away from home you need to work out who will be looking after your pet. 

You should choose one of the following care options: 

  • boarding kennels
  • house sitters
  • professional home care
  • reliable friends or neighbours
  • agistment centre.

You must look after you pet, even when you are on holiday. If you don't you could be facing a substantial fine under the Animal Welfare Act.

Many animals are left on their own and some can suffer from lack of food, water and basic care. Unsupervised pets are at risk of serious injury.

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Last updated: 04 March 2016

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