Change of ownership
Change of ownership
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Registered owners of animals on the AAR database can update most details online. The exceptions are the registered owner's name and breed of animal. If you are unable to update your details online, email us with the microchip number and details you wish to change or call AAR on 02 9704 1450 during business hours. Follow this link to update registration details . By updating my registration details online I hereby certify and agree that I am duly authorised to make changes to this Registration and the information I have provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I accept all liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any changes made by me and acknowledge that any changes I make may supersede, modify or eliminate previous information entered.
Since 1 July 2019, any person or business who is advertising to sell or give away a dog, cat, puppy or kitten will need to be enrolled on the Pet Exchange Register . From 1 July 2020, a dog or cat breeder’s Pet Exchange Register source number, or the source number of the council pound, animal shelter, pet shop or foster carer that owns the animal, will be required when implanting a new microchip into a dog or cat born after that date. The source number will form part of a cat or dogs’ prescribed identifying information. An authorised implanter must collect and include a source number as part of the microchip registration form for all dogs and cats born and microchipped after 1 July 2020. For more information, visit Animal Welfare Victoria or call 136 186.
The Queensland Government has introduced new laws to promote responsible dog breeding which came into effect on 26 May 2017 and applies only to dogs born on or after this date. The laws apply to all people breeding dogs, including professional, occasional and accidental breeders. A person giving away, selling or advertising dogs or puppies must have a Supply Number, which may be a breeder exemption number if the person is eligible for an exemption. Authorised microchip implanters must ensure that the Supply Number is included in the microchip information that is sent to the Microchip Register. There are penalties if a dog or puppy born on or after 26 May 2017 is given away, sold or advertised without a Supply Number. You can check the Queensland Dog Breeder Register to ensure a supply number is valid. A Supply Number can be obtained by visiting the Queensland Dog Breeder Register . For further information, visit Biosecurity Queensland or call 13 25 23.
Currently AAR maintains records for nearly 3 million animals and is growing daily. We register all animals: dogs; cats; birds; horses; reptiles; even ferrets. AAR provides an accurate and independent service designed to assist in the speedy recovery of registered animals.
AAR is accredited by Queensland Government, Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), Victorian Government, Department of Primary Industry (DPI), and the Bureau of Animal Welfare.
Only authorised users, including councils and veterinary clinics, are able to access the animal records for recovery purposes. A secure system of ID numbers and AAR staff training ensure the integrity of this process.
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