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Kochi corporation: Don’t abandon pet dogs, microchip to trace them

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | POOJA NAIR
Published Aug 24, 2016, 1:26 am IST
Updated Aug 24, 2016, 7:12 am IST
The corporation will collect the details of each pet dog in the city, including their ownership and breed.
Structure of the proposed microchip
 Structure of the proposed microchip

KOZHIKODE: The city corporation has planned  to microchip and license pet dogs to discourage the people from  abandoning  the aged and diseased pet dogs in the  streets. According to experts, abandoned pet dogs are adding to the problem as they  are more infectious and  aggressive than the street dogs. The corporation  will collect the details of each pet dog in the city, including their ownership and  breed. “The next time if your dog does not have a microchip with it, it will not be given vaccination,”  said Dr Baby Kuriakose,  implementing officer, Corporation Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme.

The corporation will develop a software to maintain  the database on dogs, which it could not keep so far but due to technical glitches, he added. At the time of implantation, the ID  of the dog owners will be fed in the chip. A microchip of the size of a rice grain would be injected into the skin of the dog on the upper part of its body between the two shoulder blades and behind the neck. With the help of a hand- held device, an expert could  read out the 14- digit number installed in the chip, he said.

 

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