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All puppies born or dogs purchased, must be permanently identified with a microchip by 12 weeks of age, point of sale, OR change of ownership, which ever occurs first. All cats and dogs must be permanently identified with a microchip either by:
It is the responsibility of the current owner to transfer the microchip into the new owners name.
It is important to remember that microchipping does not take the place of council registration - you must still register your pet at six months of age.
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City of Newcastle acknowledges that we operate on the grounds of the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.
CN reiterates its commitment to address disadvantages and attain justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.