All dogs, except working dogs, must wear an identification collar and tag that is engraved with their name and your address and telephone number when outside its own property.
All cats, except cats being exhibited at a show, or in transit to and from a show, must have some form of identification when in a public place.
- Cats born before 1 July 1999, must be identified with either a microchip or a collar and tag with the cat's name and your address or telephone number on it.
- Cats born after 1 July 1999, do not have to wear a collar and tag, but must be microchipped and lifetime-registered (unless exempt).
When your pet is wearing its identification collar and tag it can be easily identified and returned to you if it is lost or injured.