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No compulsory chip for cats

Amsterdam is not going to require cat owners to chip their pet. The Animal Party had asked in a motion for such an obligation, but the Home Office states that the municipality has no authority to introduce regulations on this matter. Alderman Eric van der Burg will promote chipping cats in other ways, such as collaborating with vets. According to the Animal Party, almost 1,500 cats ended up in animal shelters in 2010. With a chip, the owner could have been tracked.

23 June 2012 |