As a result of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Companion Animal Breeding Practices, from 1 July 2019, people advertising kittens, cats, puppies or dogs for sale or to give away in NSW will need to include an identification number in advertisements.
The identification number can be either:
- a microchip number
- a breeder identification number, OR
- a rehoming organisation number.
The rules will apply to all advertisements, including those in newspapers, local posters, community notice boards and all forms of online advertising, including public advertisements on websites such as the Trading Post, Gumtree and social media sites.
For further information about the changes, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.