In NSW, all pet cats and dogs - known as companion animals - must be microchipped from 12 weeks of age and registered on the NSW Pet Registry by six months of age.
We recommend all companion animals be desexed. Desexing lowers the risk of animal health problems and helps reduce the number of animals who end up in pounds and shelters. Desexing also reduces aggression and roaming in male dogs.
Exercising regularly has benefits for both you and your dog. We have eight designated areas throughout the Liverpool Plains Shire where you can exercise your dog off-leash.
Lost and missing animals are transported to our Animal Welfare Shelter on Merinda Road, Quirindi. All impounded animals are microchipped and registered prior to release.
We are responsible for keeping the public safe from dogs that are a restricted breed, or have been declared dangerous and menacing. We have the power to act on complaints about dog attacks.
All native animal species are protected by law in NSW. If you need assistance with hurt or distressed native animals, contact WIRES Wildlife Rescue.
Wandering or roaming livestock can be a problem in rural areas, especially if their owners are absent from the property for a period of time. We treat reports of wandering livestock on roads or road verges as a serious issue.