‘Pets in Restaurants’ law coming into force

in News · 15-02-2018 14:42:00 · 0 Comments

A new law that will allow pets to be taken into compliant establishments has been approved in
parliament and will come into force in May.

The law was unanimously agreed upon and passed last Friday, and will allow pets to accompany their owners into commercial establishments such as shops and restaurants that are properly-identified as being pet-friendly.
It comes into force 90 days after being published in the Government Gazette, which means it should be in effect from May.

However, there are a number of rules to be abided by, such as the maximum number of animals allowed per establishment; that dogs must be kept on a short leash and not left to roam at will, and animals are banned from areas where food is served or kept.
It is up to the owners of establishments whether they put aside a special ‘pet zone’ or make the entire premises pet-friendly, and guide dogs are an exception to the rules.


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