Microchip requirement for cats and dogs – Alanya Gündem

Following the protocol signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Turkish Association of Veterinary Doctors, it has been made compulsory to wear microchips for cats, dogs and ferrets having an owner. Alanya District Agriculture and Forestry Director Mehmet Rüzgar said that according to the regulations published in the Official Gazette, microchips will be compulsory for dogs this year, and cats and ferrets until the end of the year. end of 2022. Wind said the purpose of the app is to prevent animals from being thrown on the streets, to find stolen animals and to control animal diseases. Stating that a fine of 10,000 lira will be imposed on pet owners who have not microchipped their dogs by the end of the year, District Manager Rüzgar said: “Regulations on the identification and registration of cats, dogs and ferrets in accordance with the relevant articles of Law No. 5996 on veterinary services, plant protection, food and animal feed. It was published on 26.02.2018 and entered into force. The PETVET registration system, the preparation of the infrastructure of which has been completed under the regulations, has been activated within the animal information system. With the system, dogs and cats and ferrets belonging to an owner will be identified and registered.


Owned pets will be identified by the insertion of a chip and registered on the PETVET system and tracked. In this context, a protocol was signed between our Provincial Directorate and the Chamber of Veterinarians of Antalya. The identification and registration procedures will be carried out by the Independent Veterinarians authorized for the protocol and the staff of our District Management. All owners of cats, dogs and ferrets are required to contact a licensed veterinarian or our District Office for registration of their pets. With the request, the owner of the newborn animal must apply to our provincial or district directorates within 3 months at the latest from the date of birth. Pets for which a passport is issued by inserting a microchip will be registered within 15 days, and information such as pet vaccinations and change of ownership will be registered within 15 days at the latest. In the event that stray animals are adopted by animal shelters by giving them to natural or legal persons, a request will be made to the Provincial or Departmental Directorates within 60 days at the latest from the date of adoption with the animal health certificate.


A new passport will be issued for the animal by the official veterinarians and registered in the database. In the event of death or loss of registered pets, the owner of the animal must notify the Provincial or District Command within 60 days at the latest. Those who find the abandoned animal, if they want to adopt these animals, will make their requests to the Provincial/District Directions. A subcutaneous microchip will be applied to cats, dogs and ferrets, they can be read through the handheld terminal, and now the owner of the abandoned cat and dog will be read through the handheld terminal, and the owner can be determined.


All illnesses related to the animal’s past, including the rabies vaccine, will be recorded. The application of the microchip can be carried out by veterinarians working within the body of our ministry or by veterinary health technicians under their supervision, as well as by independent veterinarians within the framework of the signed protocol. In addition, with the Animal Protection Law No. 5199 published in the Official Gazette of 14.07.2021 and numbered 31541, the amendments to the Turkish Penal Code entered into force. According to the second paragraph of the temporary article 3 of the said new regulation, those who have owned the species Pitbull, Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasilerio or their hybrids until the entry into force of the aforementioned law, will be paid for six months from the date of entry into force of the law (07/14/2021) It has been decreed that administrative sanctions will not be imposed on those who have sterilized their animals in a short period of time and will have registered by contacting our ministry with a document on this subject. The procedures concerning the identification of the dangerous animals mentioned above will be carried out within the framework of the regulation on the identification and registration of cats, dogs and ferrets. In this sense, the species pitbull terrier, japanese tosa, dogo argentino, fila brasilerio or their hybrids possessed before July 14 and the ornamental animal registration system (PETVET) by the provincial/district directorates of agriculture or veterinary clinics. ( INFORMATION CENTER)

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