Legal Requirements for Pet Ownership in South Africa
This is a case study on animal protection act 1962,many homes in South Africa keep dogs as pets. However, rules and regulations should be observed as stipulated by the animal protection act of 1962 (Buys 2020, p.91). For instance, any person rearing a dog but does not follow the set actions and its bylaws are deemed to getting a penalty of about R4000 (Nieman et al. 2019). Otherwise, such individuals are liable to imprisonment for 12 months.
Thus, it is imperative to know the legal requirements for pet ownership in every city before owning one. In all the regions of South Africa, animals' cruelty, which references to housing, has been outlined within the animal protection acts. That all pets should be accorded with a suitable shelter with proper lighting or ventilations where such animals should never be exposed to heat. Again, the act provides a specification of making sufficient provisions in terms of food, potable water, and rest in support of these animals.
These are forming minimum requirements for pet ownership in South African. The act explicitly does not allow animals to get confined into chains, secure or tethers in a way that is likely to bring about unnecessary suffering (Collins, Cox, and Juniors 2020, p.362). This to the pet owners indicates that as your pets sleep outdoors, it is required that sufficient shelter should be provided to avoid cruelty being administered to these pets. There exist different motives for why dogs are kept out (Measey, Hui, and Somers 2020, p.120).
From the data provided, 51 females are dog owners compared to 49 males, who keep ten varieties of dogs. The dog varieties kept areas Rottweiler, Yorkshire terrier, Beagle, Labrador, Bull terrier, Miniature, Pomeranian, Bulldog, Golden Retriever, Chihuahua, and other breeds. The mostly reared loaves of bread included Golden Retriever, Bulldog, and Chihuahua, all kept by 12 people. These slices of bread are followed closely by Labrador and Bull terrier, both owned by ten people, and 11 persons rear rottweiler. However, the breeds that are never preferred by people are Pomeranian (5), Beagle (5), and Miniature (8). The tally shows that female folks are in love with dogs as compared to their male counterparts. Females like Golden Retriever while males are in love with Bulldogs.
However, the widows, as compared to others, cherish dog rearing. For instance, it was established that 34 widows keep dogs as compared to the 25 married persons; single individuals 18 and others registered 23. This can allude to the fact that after the demise of a spouse, particularly the husband, women view the closet pet being to the dog to offer security in homes. Thus, they are attached to dogs in return for home security dogs do provide.
Minimum Requirements for Pet Ownership
The people who fond of keeping dogs often do stay with their parent's other people. For example, 21 dog owners stay with their parents. The group includes children and youths who still have time to attend dogs. Again, 19 persons are visiting their spouses and siblings, and 17 staying with their children. To have and follow appropriate requirements stipulated by the dog acts, it is fair to have someone in charge to takes care of the dogs to the best-required standards. It is thus why we have children, siblings, spouses, and others who pay many concerns to the dogs' health requirements in various dwellings. However, some people stay with their homeworkers who care for these dogs.
Indwelling places, having children often have these kids attending to dogs (Daddy et al., 2020). For instance, ensuring that the dogs have appropriate kennels, get food, and others necessities (Scheepers and Venzke 2015).
The majority of the people interviewed who rear dogs live in the single standing houses (32), and for flats and apartments, there are both 17 people keeping dogs in such residential dwellings. Nineteen people rear dogs in semi-attached houses while 15 people live in other residential places. Single standing homes have ample space that can accommodate many dogs as possible compared to flats and apartments. Due to space, those living in single standing houses keep up to six dogs. Semi-attached homes similarly have areas for dog rearing. And, in most cases, these people have one to three dogs in their compounds. In flats and apartments, the number of dogs reared reduces due to space available in such regions.
Providing additional features of security as well as fostering in-depth community senses, living in various estates are turning out to be popular. As indicated by the data above, several estates make it progressively hard for homeowners to rear dogs because of available spacing. Therefore, buyers who need to purchase apartments and flats are advised to look to the suburbs, offering pet-friendly options. It is imperative to look into space accommodation if sufficient with the pets reared.
Most of the dogs kept by the people interviewed sleep on the house floors. For example, 24 people said their dogs sleep on the floor in their houses, and 15 people indicated their dogs sleep in the garage. Eighteen people said that their dogs outside the house possibly such in kennels. However, 17 people have their dogs sleep with them in the same bed. This is a bit weird at some point regarding the public health guidelines on dog rearing. However, dogs who sleep with their owners in one bed are thoroughly affectionate to the owners.