MICROCHIPPING and up-to-date registration details are critical factors in ensuring lost pets are reunited with their owners.
Previously it has been a hassle for pet owners to update their details, requiring a visit to the council or vet and submission of paperwork. That has changed.
Companion animal owners can now log in to the NSW Pet Registry (petregistry.nsw.gov.au) to register a pet, update contact details, report an animal missing, transfer ownership and pay lifetime registration fees.
Remember that all dogs and cats must be microchipped before the age of 12 weeks or prior to sale, whichever comes first. The microchip number is entered into the registry at the time the chip is implanted. When you purchase or adopt an animal, the vendor enters your details onto the registry.
If your pet is already registered, you don’t need to register again, but you will need to visit the NSW Pet Registry website, create a profile, and claim your pet using the microchip number and telephone number or email address attached to that chip.
All pets must be registered by the age of six months and discounts apply for desexed animals.