All cats and dogs must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or before being sold or given away. They must also be registered with the NSW Pet Registry by 6 months of age which involves a once off payment. This payment will be discounted if your pet has been de-sexed. We will update the status of your pet via the online registry when we desex them.
When a pet is microchipped by us we input all the pet and owner details into the NSW Pet Registry. Owners can then go to the NSW Pet Registry create an account and claim their pets using their microchip number. They can then easily update any details like phone numbers and address if these change ensuring stray animals can be reunited quickly with their family.
For more information on registering your pet visit the NSW Pet Registry website
While it is only cats and dogs that are required by law to be microchipped and registered with the NSW pet registry it is a good idea to microchip other pets such as rabbits, ferrets and birds. These pets often present as strays and being able to scan a microchip to locate the owner is a far more efficient process. Animals other than dogs and cats have to be registered via the Australasian Animal Registry and infact we also add dogs and cats to this register as it is nation wide rather than state run so helpful with animal movements interstate.