Overdue Dog and Cat Registrations

Published on 10 May 2017

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All dogs over the age of 3 months, and cats over the age of 6 months are required to be registered with the City by 1 November each year. Before they are registered all cats must be microchipped and sterilised (unless owned by an accredited breeder) and dogs must be microchipped.

In early March the City wrote to over 1200 residents who have not renewed the registration of their dog or cat where the animal was registered prior to 1 November 2016. Rangers will shortly be making personal contact with those residents who did not respond to the reminder letters and will give them seven days in which to register their pets unless their pet has passed away or has moved outside the district. If after seven days the pet owners have still not registered their dog or cat, they face a $200 fine and will still be liable for the cost of the registration.

The City encourages pet owners to take out 3 year extended or lifetime registrations. If your dog or cat is both microchipped and sterilised the cost of a lifetime registration is only $100, or $42.50 for a 3 year extended registration. Pensioners are entitled to a 50% rebate. Compared to a $200 fine this represents great value.

More information on dog and cat registrations is available here or by phoning our Ranger administration team on 9781 0444.