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 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.
This jury were 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.
The Final Report from the Jury was provided to the Minister on 12th August 2015.
The Government's Response to the Citizen's Jury has been released and can be view on the YourSay website.