Reasonable Rules for Pets in Sectional Title Schemes

 

Rescue Rehab SA can assist Sectional Title Scheme Managers and Trustees develop reasonable rules to their specific requirements. Please note that the following rules may be used freely as they encompass pet owner accountability plus the welfare of animals and can be effectively applied.

 

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ANIMALS

Pets may be kept, subject to the following:

  1. A maximum of 4 (four) small animals provided however that the maximum number of dogs is 2 (two).
  2. In the event that the number of animals in the Unit exceeds the limit at the time these Conduct Rules are instituted being [insert applicable date] the excess animals may stay but may not be replaced. This grandfather clause is subject also to Local Authority by-laws if they prescribe a limit on the number of animals which may be held on premises.
  3. Dogs may not be larger than the size of a Cocker Spaniel.
  4. The Unit shall be kept free from faeces and urine on a daily basis.
  5. All animals must be sterilised (females spayed and males neutered) – this rule also applies to purebred and registered animals.
  6. Veterinary certificate of sterilisation shall be lodged with the Board of Trustees or the Managing Trustee.
  7. Under no circumstances may a female in season be kept on the property.
  8. Bird, small animal and reptile cages/tanks shall be kept clean and free from faeces and flies.
  9. A maximum of 2 cages/tanks may be kept which shall not be overcrowded.
  10. Dogs and cats must be identified with a collar and ID tag as well as a microchipped
    • Contact details on the ID tag as well as the microchip database must be kept up to date.
  11. Animals may not be chained.
  12. Shelter of animals must meet the requirements of the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962 (as amended from time to time) and/or the requirements of the SPCA.
  13. It shall be the animal owner’s responsibility to ensure that their pets do not cause a disturbance.
    • This rule shall apply also in their absence as they will be responsible for the carer who they appoint to act on their behalf in the event of leaving their pets on the property.
  14. Carers and/or owners shall feed, water and check pets at least once in every 24 hours.
  15. The fine for each contravention is R500.