Over 47 dog and cat owners in the Upper Lachlan Shire have taken advantage of the NSW Government's new and improved online systems to register their pets.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the pet owners are among 12,813 cat and dog owners across NSW who have used the Pet Registry since its new website launched in October.
An additional 1556 owners have paid pet registration fees via Service NSW since it was added in November, 97 per cent of these online.
Mrs Tuckerman urged people to use the online channels to register their pet.
"These new and improved online services are another example of how the NSW Government is making the customer experience the central focus in our delivery of services," Mrs Tuckerman said.
"I'm pleased to see the new online services have proven so popular within our local community.
"Pet registration fees go straight back into our local community, funding animal shelters, ranger services, dog recreation areas and education and awareness activities in the Upper Lachlan Shire Council area."
The recently added features of the Pet Registry include:
- Upload a photo of your pet: Pet owners and breeders can upload a photo of their pet on the Pet Profile page to help identify and return the animal should it get lost
- Lost and found: If the microchip number of a lost cat or dog is known, a member of the public can use the Registry to send a secure message to the pet owner with their contact details alerting them that they have found their pet
- Search function: Prospective pet owners can use the Registry to find out important information before buying a cat or dog. Using a microchip number, they can access the animal's breed, age, gender and whether or not it is de- sexed
- Create and add a litter: Breeders can create a litter and add offspring to their online pet profile, making it easier for vets to update animal records.