SELLING OR GIVING AWAY A CAT OR DOG?
THE RULES HAVE CHANGED
From 1 July 2019, any advertisements will need to include either:
A breeder identification number or
A re-homing organisation number
- How old the animal is
- Where you want to advertise
- Whether you are a hobby or professional breeder; or your cat or dog has an accidental or one-off litter
- Whether or not you bred the animal
- Whether or not the animal you are selling or re-homing has been born yet.
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Companian Animals Microchipping and Registration
Microchipping and Registration is a two step process that requires cat and dog owners to:
- Have their animals implanted with a microchip by the time they are 12 weeks of age, at point of sale, or change of ownership (whichever occurs first)
- Animals can be microchpped at your local vet or by Council’s Ranger
- Register their animals with the NSW local Council by six months of age.
Fines are applicable for offences relating to companion animals. Therefore, to avoid fines being issued, Council encourages the registration of all cats and dogs.
The lifetime registration fees are set by the legislation, not councils, for enquiries regarding current lifetime registration fees or microchipping fees please phone Council’s Regulatory Officer (Ranger) on 0418 684 710 (follow the prompts after hours) or by contacting Council on (02) 6828 1399.
NOTE – If you are claiming a reduced registration fee, you must provide the following proof:
- Desexed – a certificate from your vet confirming your pet is desexed will be required to register a desexed animal.
- Pensioner – a copy of your current pension card and a confirmation certificate from your vet that your pet is desexed will be required to register your pet under the pensioner concession.
- Recognised Breeder – proof of current membership of Dogs NSW, NSW Cat Fanciers Association, Waratah State Cat Alliance or any other body approved by the Chief Executive, and documentation verifying the cat or dog is of a breed accepted by the recognised breeder body, and a signed statement from the member that the animal is to be kept for breeding purposes.