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Annual Permits for Non–Desexed Cats – Important Notice

The NSW Government is introducing annual permits for non-desexed cats and restricted and dangerous dogs as part of its commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership and improving animal welfare standards.
 
From 1 July 2020 owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.
 
This will create a stronger incentive to desex cats, which in turn will improve their health and wellbeing, including reducing the risk of some cancers.
 
Improving desexing rates will also ease the burden on pounds and shelters, reduce euthanasia rates, and help to address concerns about feral, stray and roaming cats and their effect on wildlife.
 
Exemptions are in place for cats that are registered by 1 July 2020, those kept for breeding purposes by members of recognised breeding bodies, and cats which cannot be de-sexed for medical reasons.
 
From 1 July 2020, pet owners will be able to pay for annual permits using the NSW Pet Registry website or through their local council.
 
Anyone registering a cat on the NSW Pet Registry will be informed that they must pay for an $80 annual permit if their animal is not desexed by four months of age.
 
Annual permit fees will go directly to the Companion Animals Fund which pays for companion animal management by local councils including pounds/shelters, ranger services, dog recreation areas, and education and awareness programs. The fund is also used to operate the NSW Pet Registry and carry out responsible pet ownership initiatives.
 
If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the NSW Pet Registry at pets@olg.nsw.gov.au and 1300 134 460.
 
 

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IMPORTANT COVID–19 UPDATE – 2020 SHOWS

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE – 2020 SHOWS – June 2020
 
Your Management Committee has delayed making a final decision about 2020 shows in the hope that some shows could be held in the latter part of 2020. However following detailed consideration of the many concerns – in particular the ongoing uncertainty of restrictions, the significant difficulties in complying with COVID-19 requirements in a show environment and the attendant risks involved, we have reached the conclusion that it is regrettably not feasible to safely hold any shows in 2020. Accordingly, ALL shows scheduled for this year will be cancelled. This decision was not made lightly and was made with the health and safety
of everyone involved in our shows as our major consideration.
 
Please know however, that your Committee is busy working on COVID-19 guidelines to enable our 2021 shows to be held in a way that is both safe and enjoyable for all concerned. Please keep visiting our Facebook and Website pages for updates and look after your selves and each other.

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