The Ministry of Agriculture advises the dog owners that 2021 dog licenses are now available from all Ministry of Agriculture stations around Fiji.
It is by law that all dog owners must license their dogs. The dog license fee is $13.20 per year paid annually. Any owner who keeps a dog more than 6 months old without holding a license in respect of such dog shall be guilty of an offence and be liable for conviction or fine.
The dog license can be purchased from Agriculture Offices and from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for the Suva area. A dog license is valid until 31st December 2021 and is not transferrable.
Dog owners are required to provide details such as the name, address and description of the dog and the number of dogs owned. Any person who has a dog license must produce it on demand to the Inspector or Police Officer.
Collars and Registration labels to be worn by licensed dogs
Dog license owners shall at his or her own expense be responsible for affixing a collar with a registration label at all times. The owner of every dog shall be liable in damages for any unprovoked injury done by his or her dog.
The Ministry also advises the dog owners to have the dogs desexed and be responsible as well as take good care of their dogs. Seek veterinary advice if your dog is sick.
Source – Ministry of Agriculture