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Paws to consider adopting a rescue pet

Published 22nd August, 2019 in Living in NSW

Prospective dog or cat owners who ‘adopt not shop’ will receive 50 per cent off life-time pet registration fees.

Dog and cat sitting on a back door step

People who are thinking about welcoming a dog into their lives are encouraged to visit an RSPCA shelter, a NSW council pound, or one of the many approved rehoming organisations. 

The NSW Government offers 50 per cent off the registration fee for rescue pets.

Since 2015, 43,000 pet owners have saved $1.2 million in registration fees by adopting a rescue animal.

Ahead of International Dog Day on 26 August 2019, Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said existing pet owners could also help reduce the numbers of dogs and cats ending up in pounds and shelters.

“The easiest way to reduce the numbers of lost and unclaimed dogs needing to be rehomed is to follow the three easy steps of responsible pet ownership – microchipping, de-sexing and registering your pet.

“Keeping contact details up to date on the NSW Pet Registry also helps ensure a joyful reunion should your beloved cat or dog be lost, stolen or injured,” Ms Hancock said. 

Learn more on the NSW Pet Registry

Published 22nd August, 2019 in Living in NSW
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