Selling or giving away a cat or dog

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Selling or giving away a dog or cat

From 1 July 2019, anyone advertising kittens, cats, puppies or dogs for sale or to give away needs to include an identification number. The new NSW Government rules state that the identification number can be either:

  • a microchip number
  • a breeder identification number OR   
  • a re-homing organisation number.

This applies to all advertisements including posters, social media sites, online sales sites such as Gumtree and newspapers.

For further information click below to visit The Department of Primary Industries Website.

Selling or giving away a cat or dog.

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