City Council will soon be issuing notices to local pet owners in possession of
a dog or cat that is older than six months of age and not lifetime registered.
It is a
requirement of the NSW Companion Animals Act that all dogs and cats over six
months in age be registered.
Joanna Gash said it was also a requirement that all dogs and cats were
identified with a microchip from 12 weeks of age or prior to the animal being
sold or given away (whichever occurs first).
“It is a
legal requirement and of vital importance that all cats and dogs living within
the Shoalhaven are both microchipped and lifetime registered,” said Clr Gash.
registration within NSW is a one-off payment and can be completed at both of
Council’s Nowra and Ulladulla administration offices.
“Pet owners should be aware that their cat or
dog needs to be microchipped by 12 weeks of age and then also registered within
notice may be issued for failing to register your animal or for failing to
notify Council if your details have changed”.
includes updating details if the animal changes address, ownership, goes
missing or dies.”
and registration is a two-part process which enables dogs and cats to be
recorded on the NSW Companion Animals Register.
This is a
state-wide register which is administered by all NSW local Councils on behalf
of the state government.
If a pet
or pet owner’s circumstances change, that information must be provided in
writing to Council within -
days of any change to the registration details, that is, if a pet owner moves
or changes phone numbers or a dog or cat is adopted by someone else,
days of the dog or cat dying
days of the dog or cat going missing
days of the dog being declared dangerous or revoking a dangerous dog
schedule for NSW lifetime registration:
dog / cat $188
dog / cat $51
dog / cat owned by a pensioner $20
/ cat owned by a recognised breeder $51
/ cat owned as an Assistance Animal FREE
can visit www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
to view information and download forms on the pet ownership page – change of
ownership and other details.
information on lifetime registration, contact Council’s Ranger Services on (02)