The last of GRNSW’s free Microchipping Sessions was held on Friday 28 October 2011.
From August to October 2011 GRNSW held 100 free retrospective Microchipping Sessions around the state and during this period over 4,000 dogs were microchipped at no cost to members of the sport.
GRNSW has now replaced registration certificates with identification cards. Members should note that from 1 October 2011 greyhounds must be microchipped in order to be named and receive an identification card, as marking of greyhounds in NSW no longer occurs.
Members should note that ear branding of the left ear and microchipping of greyhound pups aged from 10-16 weeks will continue as per the normal arrangements at no cost to the owner.
Participants are advised that as of 1 July 2012, Greyhound Racing NSW will no longer visit properties for the purpose of micro chipping of unnamed and unchipped greyhounds whelped prior to January 1 2011.
Inclusive of GRNSW’s free micro chipping sessions and subsequent insertion at properties and tracks, more than 6000 greyhounds have been micro chipped throughout the state, with new identification cards having been issued for these greyhounds.
As of 1 July 2012, any unnamed and unchipped greyhound whelped prior to 1 January 2011, must be booked in for chipping prior to a TAB race meeting only, through the GRNSW Integrity Department. No greyhounds will be micro chipped during other litter registration visits or kennel inspections.
The cost for micro chipping of any remaining greyhound after 1 July will be $25 per greyhound. Payment for this extended service must be organised and confirmed through the Integrity Department.
Normal ear branding and micro chipping of 12-16 week old puppies will continue as normal.
How to book?
By contacting the Integrity Department on (02) 8767 0565.
Members should note that they will be required to make a full payment upfront for these services and that no microchipping will occur without a confirmed appointment from GRNSW.
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