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Responsible pet ownership and council's role

Councils play a significant role in promoting and overseeing responsible ownership of dogs and cats in their local area.

Click on the downloads to the right for resources aimed at supporting councils fulfil their responsibilities under the Companion Animals Act and Regulation.

For Council Circulars relating to Companion Animals, see the publications section of this website.

Click here for more information about responsible pet ownership - including information for pet owners, for the community and for professionals.

 

The new online NSW Pet Registry

From July 2016, the Registry will be publicly available for cat and dog owners to update their contact details, report their pet missing, transfer ownership and pay most lifetime registration fees online.

The Registry can be found at www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au

Council users should continue to use the existing CAR found at: www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/car

The Registry will be used by pet owners, breeders, vets and authorised identifiers. Veterinarians and authorised identifiers will enter a pet’s details directly onto the Registry when it is microchipped.

Pet owners who cannot use the website can still complete paper forms at their local council. People with assistance, working and breeding dogs will also need to register their dog in person at their local council.

User guides and FAQs for the Registry are available under ‘Related Documents’ on the right-hand side of this page.

Owner, breeder, vet and authorised identifier user guides are also available. (http://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/public/dogs-and-cats/forms ) http://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/public/dogs-and-cats/information-for-professionals/vets-and-identifiers ) are also available.

Councils

The Companion Animals Register can be found at www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/car

Councils play a significant role in promoting and overseeing responsible ownership of dogs and cats in their local area.

Click on the downloads on the right-hand side of this page for resources aimed at supporting councils to fulfil their responsibilities under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 and Companion Animals Regulation 2008.

For council circulars relating to companion animals, see the publications section of this website.

Click here for more information about responsible pet ownership, including information for pet owners, the community and professionals.

 

 

 

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