The Citizens' Jury on Dog and Cat Management has now finished, but you can download the report (PDF, 5.2MB) that was developed by the Jury. Keep up-to-date with the outcomes here.


More than 10,000 unwanted dogs and cats were euthanised in South Australia last year and the issue of cat and dog management has been of long-term interest to the community.

The State Government has recently announced some reforms to dog and cat laws including tougher fines for dog attacks, moves to stamp out cruel puppy farms and changes to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.

The Citizens' Jury process was run by the Dog and Cat Management Board.

This Jury was asked to explore what further measures can be implemented or trialled to reduce these numbers. The government also sought a specific verdict from the Jury on the matter of whether de-sexing should be mandatory.

Citizens’ Juries hear directly from the community and let citizens take charge of important – sometimes very passionate debates – which have broad implications for the state. This Jury met four times during June and July 2015.

Want to know more about the outcomes? CLICK HERE

Past key dates

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 at 6:30 PM

Dog and Cat Citizens' Jury report delivered