Member for Lismore Thomas George has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that the election commitment to encourage the re-homing of cats and dogs from council pounds and shelters has been delivered.

From this week, any de-sexed cat or dog purchased from a council pound or an eligible shelter will be entitled to a 50 per cent discount on the lifetime registration fee.

Currently close to 30,000 cats and dogs that arrive at pounds in NSW are euthanized every year.

The Government is determined to promote adoption.

“Pets make great companions and we need to be doing everything we can to send the message to the community that a new pet is a lifetime responsibility,” Mr George said

“The advantages of having a pet are well known and the Government is committed to encouraging responsible pet ownership by reducing the fees for abandoned animals in need of a home.

Mr George said the Government funded discount is permanent and will encourage people to adopt cats or dogs from an eligible pound or shelter with the aim it will lead to a reduction in the rate of euthanasia of homeless animals.

For more information on new fees, please visit the Office of Local Government website:

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.