The New Zealand Companion Animal Register (NZCAR) is an initiative of the New Zealand Companion Animal Council.
In 2007 the NZCAC decided that New Zealand needed its own dedicated microchip repatriation system as previously New Zealand pets were registered on overseas databases. The six leading members of the NZCAC funded the development and the NZCAR was formed.
These six members each appointed a representative to oversee the NZCAR operation and to also sit as trustees on the trust formed to disperse the profits generated by the NZCAR. These six stakeholders are:
- New Zealand Companion Animal Council
- New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA)
- Royal New Zealand Society for the Protection of Animals (SPCA)
- New Zealand Kennel Club
- New Zealand Cat Fancy
- NZVA Companion Animal Society (NZVACAS)