As microchipping was becoming more common place, and in the case of dogs a legal requirement, the NZCAC recognised there was a need for a suitable New Zealand based animal repatriation system.
With this in mind and working with Kiwiwebs Limited, a New Zealand based design, internet and software development company, they created the New Zealand Companion Animal Register.
This lost pet register operates 24/7 through both its website, www.animalregister.co.nz and its 0800 LOST PET register phone line.
Stakeholders of the NZ Companion Animal Register are:
- New Zealand Companion Animal Council Inc.
- New Zealand Veterinary Association Inc.
- The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inc (SPCA)
- NZVA Companion Animal Society
- New Zealand Kennel Club
- New Zealand Cat Fancy Inc.
Nowadays the Register is managed on a day to day basis by a private company called Animal Register Limited, who have a contract to promote, market, maintain and develop the Register on behalf of the NZCAC.
All profits from the Register go back to the NZCAC, who will distribute these amongst various animal welfare charities as well as using the funds to promote the causes of animal protection and welfare.
For more information on the Companion Animal Council or to find out about making an application for funding click here .