Curiosities About Digital Identification of Possessed Animals

Concerns About Digital Identification of Possessed Pets
Curiosities About Digital Identification of Possessed Animals

Public briefing on digital identification of owned animals under 20 titles:

QUESTION: When will the legal period for identification and registration of owned pets expire?

REPLY: Pursuant to the Animal Protection Law No. 5199 and the “Regulation on Identification and Registration of Cats, Dogs and Ferrets”, pet owners must identify their animals and register them in the PetVet Registration System (PETVET) until 31 December 2022 at the latest. Pets owned up to the age of 6 months will be able to be identified and recorded in the following process.

QUESTION: What if pets over 6 months old are not identified by Christmas?

REPLY: Those who do not complete the registration process by the end of the year will be fined 3 thousand 642 liras. Penalties will be imposed by provincial/district directorates of agriculture and forestry and branch directorates of nature protection and national parks. Cats, dogs and ferrets older than 6 months will be registered by the provincial/district agriculture and forestry directorates after applying an administrative fine.

QUESTION: Are penalties applied to those who fail to register their pets due to microchip supply or systemic problems?

REPLY: If pet owners apply with a "Declaration" to the Provincial/District Agriculture and Forestry Directorates until 31.12.2022, the microchip application and registration process can be completed without any penal action in the following period. Pet owners may submit a declaration to our Provincial/District Directorates as well as to Independent Veterinarians.

SoruHow is the microchip applied?

REPLY: The microchip, which has a 15-character code number in it, is applied to cats, dogs and ferrets by means of an injector under the skin between the two shoulder blades of the animal or on the left side of the neck near the ear.

SoruWhat will the microchip do?

REPLY: The owner of the abandoned cat and dog can be detected by reading the hand terminal. All vaccinations of the animal, especially the rabies vaccine, will be recorded.

QUESTION: What is the number of registered pets so far?

REPLY:  According to the data of the General Directorate of Food and Control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 1 million 2021 thousand 647 pets, including 397 thousand 457 cats, 142 thousand 18 dogs and 1 ferrets, have been identified and registered throughout the country since January 101, 557.

SoruWhat information is recorded with the microchip application?

REPLY: The pet's name, passport number, breed, breed, gender, color, date of birth, owner's name, province, district, village/neighbourhood, and emergency contact information are recorded in the PetVet Registration System (PETVET). In addition, information about vaccination, change of owner, loss and operation performed on the animal can also be recorded.

SoruWhat to do if the pet's passport is lost or stolen?

REPLY: In case of loss, theft or destruction of passports, it must be reported to the Provincial/District Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry within 60 days at the latest. In this case, a new passport can be issued.

SoruCan people under the age of 18 own a pet?

REPLY: If the owner of the pet is over the age of 16 and under the age of 18, the parent/guardian will be responsible. Pet owners will be responsible for all kinds of care and feeding of their animals and cannot leave them.

SoruHow will the process work for stray or weakened animals?

REPLY: In accordance with the Animal Protection Law No. 5199, stray animals must be identified by local governments. Animals that are wanted to be adopted from the street can be registered without any penal sanction. If the identification process of the animals that are wanted to be adopted from the street has not been made, an application will be made to the animal shelters and the identification will be provided with an “Adornment Certificate”, and they can be registered to PETVET (Pet Registration System) by the Provincial/District Agriculture and Forestry Directorates without any penalty.

QUESTION: Can stray animals be treated by veterinarians?

REPLY: There are no restrictions on the treatment of stray animals by veterinarians.

Soru: How will an unidentified pet be identified?

REPLY: Detection of animals without microchip will be made by means of hand terminals (microchip readers). Pets found to have no microchip will be reported to the Provincial/District Directorates of Agriculture and Forestry, and will be recorded by applying a microchip after an administrative fine has been applied by the Provincial/District Agriculture and Forestry Directorates.

QUESTION: What will those who have lost pets do?

 REPLY: In case of loss of pets, it should be reported to the Provincial/District Directorates of Agriculture and Forestry within 7 days. In PETVET, animals will be marked as lost and will be seen by all users using the system, and the owner of the animal can be reached when found.

QUESTION: How will the found pet be delivered to its owner?

REPLY: If there is information and evidence that the abandoned or lost pet was previously owned, the owner will be notified and 72 hours will be given to receive the animal.

QUESTION: What should a person who finds a pet on the street do?

REPLY: The person who finds a pet on the street should apply to the nearest Provincial/District Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry to determine who the animal belongs to.

QUESTION: What will happen if the pet on the street is not wanted to be adopted?

REPLY: If the abandoned pet is not wanted to be adopted by the person who finds it, the animal will be taken to the animal shelter by the nearest municipality with a nursing home. An administrative fine of 6 thousand 72 liras will be imposed on people who abandon their pets with the new year.

QUESTION: What should a person whose pet has died do?

REPLY: In case of death of owned pets, it must be reported to the Provincial/District Directorates of Agriculture and Forestry within 30 days, and the passports of the animals must be submitted and deducted from the system.

QUESTION: How will the owner change be made?

REPLY: For the change of owner of pets, the change of owner of the database and passport of the new owner of the animal must be processed by applying to the Provincial / District Directorates of Agriculture and Forestry of the new owner of the animal within 60 days with the "Pet Change Ownership Certificate".

QUESTION: What documents will be required for pet transfers and travel?

REPLY: When the pet goes abroad with a passenger or commercially, its microchip must be applied, its passport must be issued and registered in PETVET.

It is obligatory to have a passport for domestic animals. Administrative sanctions will be applied to the pet owner who does not have a passport.

QUESTION: Is the microchip harmful to the animal's health?

REPLY: Subcutaneously applied microchip works with passive radio waves and is not always active. When a radio wave is sent with any microchip reader, it works by reflecting the transmitted radio wave and does not cause any harm to the animal. As in the whole world, cats, dogs and ferrets are identified with the same method in our country.

Günceleme: 27/12/2022 15:37

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