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Selling or giving away your dog or cat - what do you need to do?

If you are selling or giving your cat or dog away, you must notify your local council within 14 days using a Change of Owner/Details (C3A) Form. Both you and the new owner must sign the form.

You must then submit the form, with the animal's Certificate of Identification or Registration, or copy of the Permanent Identification (P1A) form to your local council so that the information on the NSW Companion Animals Register can be updated. Change of Owner/Details (C3A) forms are available form your local council or by clicking on the above link.

Under the Companion Animals Act 1998, you cannot advertise for sale, sell or give your dog away if it is a restricted dog or a declared dangerous dog. If you advertise for sale, sell or give your dog away and it is a restricted dog or a declared dangerous dog, you may be fined $16,500 for each offence.

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