NZCAR reaches 8 year old

The NZCAR celebrated its 8th birthday on 1 September 2015. In this time it has become the leading lost pet database for microchipped animals in New Zealand.

It has also reached some significant achievements too. These include:

  • Over 400,000 pets registered with the NZCAR
  • Over 750 organisations registered as agents who can access the NZCAR
  • Over $2.5 million raised for the charity. The NZCAR is run as a not-for-profit where all profits are used to help companion animal organisations and projects within New Zealand
  • New Zealand partner for the Scanner Angel/Halo Scanner repatration network
  • Partner with New Zealand's leading lost and found database, PetsontheNet.co.nz

Even more new features are under way and 2016 will be an exciting year for the NZCAR.


For more details or for press enquiries, contact Nygllhuw Morris, NZCAR Manager 0274444180

NZCAR Stakeholders

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:

  1. New Zealand Companion Animal Council
  2. New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA)
  3. Royal New Zealand Society for the Protection of Animals (SPCA)
  4. New Zealand Kennel Club
  5. New Zealand Cat Fancy
  6. NZVA Companion Animal Society (NZVACAS)