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Microchipping a Dog or Cat

Thursday, July 5, 2018

DOG AND CAT MANAGEMENT ACT 1995
DOG AND CAT MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS 2017
Microchipping a Dog or Cat – Mandatory Information

I, Dr Felicity-ann Lewis, Chairperson of the Dog and Cat Management Board (the Board), hereby give notice that the Board has exercised its powers under section 21B(3) of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, and Regulations 10 (4) and 10(5) of the Dog and Cat Management Regulations 2017 and has decided that with effect from 15 August 2018 a person who microchips a dog or cat must provide the Board with the following information in the manner and form set out below within five (5) days of carrying out the procedure:

  1. if the dog or cat is recorded in the Dogs and Cats Online database entering and saving the information about the microchipping procedure marked as mandatory in the dog’s or cat’s record on the said database, OR
  2. If the dog or cat is not recorded in the Dogs and Cats Online database creating a new animal profile in Dogs and Cats Online and then entering and saving the information about the microchipping procedure marked as mandatory in the dog’s or cat’s record, OR
  3. provide the following information to the Registrar of Dogs for the council area within which the microchip implanter or veterinary practice operates:
  • Whether the microchipping procedure relates to a dog or cat, and
  • The name of the dog or cat, date of birth (or estimated date of birth), the primary breed, the primary colour, and the gender of the animal, and
  • The microchip number for the microchip inserted into the animal, and
  • The name and address of the owner, and
  • The name, address and contact details of the person or veterinary practice undertaking the microchipping procedure

Dated: 4 July 2018

Dr Felicity-ann Lewis
Chairperson of the Dog and Cat Management Board