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Lawyers for Animals (Reg. No. A0047100G) (ABN 74 557 651 569) is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Vic).

Lawyers for Animals cannot give legal advice outside the Animal Law Clinic.  Appointments at the Animal Law Clinic can only be booked through Fitzroy Legal Service. Please see our Clinic page for further information.

Lawyers for Animals is run entirely by volunteers, has limited office space and no full-time staff – we therefore cannot take work experience students, interns or offer legal traineeships. If you would like to volunteer with Lawyers for Animals, see our Support page.

For all other enquiries, including other legal referrals, please email enquiries@lawyersforanimals.org.au.

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Lawyers for Animals
Ross House
247 – 251 Flinders Lane
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Companion Animals

Despite the happiness we see in the lives of some companion animals, the stark reality for Australia’s less fortunate cats and dogs should not be overlooked.

Unrestricted breeding, poor identification and a lack of regulation of pet shops and ‘backyard breeders’ are just some of the problems leading to the deaths of nearly 200,000 ‘surplus’ cats and dogs in Australia each year.

Increased law enforcement in the areas of early de-sexing and identification (such as a point-of-sale registration scheme) coupled with better education about ‘impulse’ buying, would lead to a marked fall in the over-population of our cherished pet species.


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