Animals & Pets
The Companion Animals Act 1998 was introduced in New South Wales on 1 July 1999 to protect pets, people and the wider community.
More that 150,000 dogs and cats are lost or stolen every year in NSW. Many are impounded because their owner cannon be contacted. Some may end up being re-homed or even destroyed. To decrease the number of pets that are euthanased each year, the Companion Animals Act requires that all NSW dog and cat owners have their pets permanently identified and registered for life.
Desexing means that lifetime registration is cheaper, pets don’t stray, they are cleaner and less likely to be involved in territory disputes or attacks.
Please note, that by law when your dog is in public it is required to have a collar around its neck with a tag attached that shows the dogs name and address or phone number of the dog’s owner.