Prescribed identifying information
Authorised implanters must ensure that the following information is obtained from animal owners and supplied to a licensed registry within two days of implanting a microchip into a cat, dog or horse.
Information required in regard to the cat, dog or horse:
- address at which animal is kept
- colour of the animal
- the source number of the breeder of any dog or cat born after 1 July 2020 or, if the breeder of the dog or cat cannot be identified, the source number of the Council pound, animal shelter, pet shop or foster carer that owns the dog or cat
- date of birth or age
- if a dog, whether it is a declared dog (ie dangerous, restricted breed or menacing)
- municipality where animal is kept
- species and breed
- reproductive status (ie desexed, entire)
- unique identification number of any other device implanted into the animal
- unique identification number of device implanted.
Information required in regard to the owner:
- name and telephone number of a secondary contact person (other than owner)
- postal address (if different)
- residential address
- telephone number
- title, given name and surname.
Information required in regard to the implanter
- business address
- date the mirochip was implanted
- name of implanter.
Additionally the animal owner must sign a declaration that they are the owner of the animal presented for implantation or acting as the agent for the owner.
Authorised implanters must check the registry application forms they are using to ensure all prescribed identifying information, cited above, is contained on the form including the declaration of ownership. If not included, the implanter must add any missing information onto the form prior to sending it to the registry and contact the registry to advise them of the need to update their forms in accord with the legislation.
The list of prescribed identifying information can be found in regulation 12 of the Domestic Animals Regulations 2015.