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● Functions and Competence of Division

The following are the major functions and competence of Division of Animal Inspection and Control:


1.        Issue licenses to establishments engaged in animals raising, selling and boarding, and supervise such establishments;


2.        Manage municipal kennels and other similar facilities, ensure the provision of medical and surgical services and launch vaccination campaigns;


3.        Issue licenses to individuals who raise racing animals and owners of dogs or horses aged 3 months or above which are not racing animals, and monitor the health conditions of such animals;


4.        Adopt suitable measures to prevent unlicensed animals or those which pose danger to the public or endanger public health from roaming in public places and the common areas of flatted buildings;


5.        Register individuals who are qualified as veterinarians, and issue licenses to practising veterinarians and animal clinical organisations that are in private regime for provision of veterinarian services, and supervise them;


6.        Monitor the compliance with laws and regulations concerning animal protection, and prevention, control and treatment of communicable diseases of animals;


7.        Issue import license for import of live animals not intended for public consumption and mobile zoos and carry out health quarantine inspection; carry out health quarantine inspection on imported and unspecified animal products and retail cat and dog food;


8.        Ensure animals quarantine inspection services, carry out health quarantine inspection on live animals not intended for public consumption and animal products and issue relevant certificates;


9.        Collaborate with Division of Parks on taking care of animals in small-scale zoos;


10.    Launch public health campaigns related to animals and veterinarians;


11.    Implement provisions related to animals stipulated in international conventions applicable to the Macao Special Administrative Region, especially those included in Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Last update : 14/12/2018
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