Singapore May Implant Microchips to Monitor Pets
Tue Jan 21,10:55 AM ET

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said Tuesday it may implant microchips in pet dogs and cats to make sure they are not abandoned by owners. The rising numbers of stray animals on the island is now becoming a concern, the government said. 

Around 19,000 dogs and cats are abandoned every year in Singapore. 'As it is difficult to catch an ownwe are studying the feasibility of requiring pets to be micro-chipped to facilitate identification of pets and their owners,' he said. 

Anyone caught abandoning a pet without 'reasonable cause' may face a US$5,757 fine, 12 months in jail, or both...

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Should other countries take Singapore`s lead and microchip all cats and dogs so they can find the owners if they are abandoned? See story.
Singapore May Implant Microchips to Monitor Pets

Tue Jan 21,10:55 AM ET

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said Tuesday it may implant microchips in pet dogs and cats to make sure they are not abandoned by owners. The rising numbers of stray animals on the island is now becoming a concern, the government said.

Around 19,000 dogs and cats are abandoned every year in Singapore. `As it is difficult to catch an ownwe are studying the feasibility of requiring pets to be micro-chipped to facilitate identification of pets and their owners,` he said.

Anyone caught abandoning a pet without `reasonable cause` may face a US$5,757 fine, 12 months in jail, or both...

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19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/22/03 - 12:06:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
wow, West Hollywood is passing a law to stop the declawing of cats, i wonder how they would react to this. i wonder how its implemented, like if its put under the skin or on the collar or something.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/22/03 - 12:25:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I have a question open about that too.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/22/03 - 12:25:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
And yes microchips are put in the skin, both my cats have been implanted with them - it goes under the skin in between their collarbones, it's just injected.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/23/03 - 11:17:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
(thats where i got that from, thanx kiki )
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/23/03 - 11:28:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oooh okay I had a blonde moment, sorry, LOL
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/23/03 - 11:31:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have one in my Chihuahua, he refuses to wear a collar... all of my other pets have ID tags on their collars....
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/23/03 - 12:07:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like that idea, but I doubt it would stand up to Constitutional challenges. If you are going to own a dog or cat, there are certain laws and responsibility by which you must abide. I'd like this one added, and I'd follow it, but like I said, it would get reversed on appeal. If your real goal was merely to raise awareness, it might be worth the investment in the legislation.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 6:02:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
that is what collars are for
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 6:04:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's a good idea.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 6:04:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
You know, if people would just spray or neuter there goddamn pets and TAKE CARE OF THEM, we wouldn't have this problem.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 6:07:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Singapore man that is one repressive place ... a $10,000 fine for not flushing the toilet. Remember the society in total recall ... that's Singapore. If they mircochip pets in Singapore people will go to jail for allowing them to moult in public never mind taking a dump.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/18/03 - 10:30:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Man I know huh ! You spit GUM or throw trash on the ground/streets in Singapore they CANE your ass! They take a CANE and beat the poo outta you! But it's a really beautiful place so I guess its all for a reason eh ...
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/15/03 - 5:25:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's a good idea. It means that people have to take responsibility for their pets.
19 yrs ago - Saturday 5/10/03 - 4:11:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
The microchips are purportedly carcinogenic. My dog is chipped though as a proviso of his pet passport. I weighed the pro's and cons and decided that as my dog is a non-smoker, we would take the risk. Those beagles though... I dunno.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/18/04 - 5:28:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/18/04 - 6:05:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. In fact, I think we already have that, but it's not a legal thing. It'd be nice, though.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/18/04 - 8:00:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
ummm, no. wut r u?...crazy?
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/18/04 - 8:19:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's a good idea because I'm sure it doesn't harm the animal and it's for the animal's safety.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/19/04 - 12:24:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh my God--my dog looks exactly like the one in the picture (well, except for the fact that her face is sprinkled with gray/white hairs because she's getting old)!! That is so awesome.

Anyway, I think that the microchips are good in theory, but if they present any harm to the pet such as Happychappy suggested, a "safer," risk-free version needs to be introduced.

16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/4/05 - 3:15:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/11/05 - 3:22:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
When I was in Singapore in 2001, I saw a few stray animals. Not nearly as many as in other asian countries.



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