All owners of cats aged six months and over, are required to have their cat microchipped. Contact your vet for more information on having your pet microchipped.
A microchip is a permanent form of identification which allows a cat to be identified 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning that lost pets can be identified much more easily and returned more quickly. Impounded cats are scanned for microchips when they arrive at the pound.
A cat is only exempt from microchipping if a veterinarian issues a certificate stating that the implantation of a microchip may adversely affect the health and welfare of the animal.
Microchips must contain your name, current address and telephone number.
If you have recently moved address or your contact details have changed since your cat was microchipped, please ensure that you contact the Central Animal Registry on (02) 9704 1450. A microchip is only as useful as its contact details!
For more information, please contact the City’s Community Safety team on (08) 9267 9267.
Registration fees help fund education programs to encourage responsible animal ownership and patrol services to reduce the number of stray cats.
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