Since 1 July 2019, any person or business who is advertising to sell or give away a dog, cat, puppy or kitten will need to be enrolled on the Pet Exchange Register.
From 1 July 2020, a dog or cat breeder’s Pet Exchange Register source number, or the source number of the council pound, animal shelter, pet shop or foster carer that owns the animal, will be required when implanting a new microchip into a dog or cat born after that date.
The source number will form part of a cat or dogs’ prescribed identifying information. An authorised implanter must collect and include a source number as part of the microchip registration form for all dogs and cats born and microchipped after 1 July 2020.
For more information, visit Animal Welfare Victoria or call 136 186.
The Queensland Government has introduced new laws to promote responsible dog breeding which came into effect on 26 May 2017 and applies only to dogs born on or after this date.
The laws apply to all people breeding dogs, including professional, occasional and accidental breeders. A person giving away, selling or advertising dogs or puppies must have a Supply Number, which may be a breeder exemption number if the person is eligible for an exemption.
Authorised microchip implanters must ensure that the Supply Number is included in the microchip information that is sent to the Microchip Register.
There are penalties if a dog or puppy born on or after 26 May 2017 is given away, sold or advertised without a Supply Number. You can check the Queensland Dog Breeder Register to ensure a supply number is valid.
For further information, visit Biosecurity Queensland or call 13 25 23.