The NSW Pet Registry has been updated. You can now register your pet online. The NSW Pet Registry is a database of microchipped and registered cats and dogs that live in NSW and will allow owners to:
- create an owner profile
- update their contact details
- transfer ownership of pets
- report their pet missing
- pay most lifetime registration fees online.
The changes to the NSW Pet Registry are designed to speed up the process of returning lost pets to their owners. Local Councils are encouraging all pet owners in NSW to register.
The Pet Registry will also be used by pet breeders, vets and authorised identifiers. Pet breeders, who create a profile on the Pet Register, will be able to have their new litters added straight to their profile. Veterinarians and authorised identifiers are able to enter a pet’s details directly on to the Pet Registry as part of their microchipping service, reducing errors and making data entry more efficient.
There is one thing ITC knows for certain, Lane Cove loves their pets. When we conducted our Lane Cove Survey, we found out that 85% of respondents had a dog or cat.
We also know that pets go missing quite regularly. ITC has reunited dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, chicken and guinea pigs. We have now put in place a mechanism for you to list your lost and found pets or in fact anything you have misplaced in Lane Cove (please no misplaced kids LOL). The benefit of having this page, is that a lost and found announcement can easily slip out of a Facebook timeline. It also means that we can publicise a lost or found pet to people who may not be on Facebook. All you have to do is go to our Lost and Found heading and enter your details. We will then post your information to Facebook. Click here to find our Lost and Found page
We have also noticed a few trends that have prevented local vets or the council from easily finding an owner. Here are a few things that you can do to make sure your pet is found:
- Microchip your pet and register the details with the Pet Registry and Council. Many different types of pets can be microchipped, so ask your vet if your bird, rabbit, goat or bunny can be microchipped. More details on microchipping can be found here. You can also check your pet’s microchip details by clicking here.
- if you move or change your phone number update your details with Council. Update your details so that on the day of your move the new details are available; You can download a change of details form here
http://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/Change-of-address-C3C.pdf or you you can register your pet on the Pet Registry with the new details.
- Always have two phone numbers registered (we did have a situation where the owner was overseas and the only way the owners knew their pet had escaped was they saw it on ITC);
- Do not just rely on a microchip, sometimes it can be difficult to read a microchip (particularly on older pets). Make sure your pet has a collar and your phone number is on the collar;
- If possible make sure your phone number is embroidered on the collar, dangling pet tags can get caught in bushes and ripped off.
- You can register your pet with specialist pet finding websites such as www.lostpetfinders.com.au orwww.petsearch.com.au or www.lostandfoundpetsaustralia.com www.petalert.com.au
- Always have an up to date photo of your pet;
- If you have recently moved, the first place you should look is at your old residence, pets like to return to their homes.
So get to it and register your pet asap.
If you need any help with your pets (be it a vet or a pet shop or pet grooming) – check out our the suppliers in our ITC Business Directory – please support businesses that support ITC.
Do you have a local issue you would like help with? ITC is here to help just email us at [email protected]
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