Microchipping Your Dog
The law requires all dogs to be microchipped when they are registered. The exception is working farm dogs.
Microchipping makes it easier to track down lost dogs and reunite them with their owners. It also helps to identify dangerous dogs in the community.
You can get your puppy or dog microchipped by a vet. Failure to microchip your dog if it falls into one of the categories below could result in prosecution and a fine.
A dog must be microchipped:
- It is first registered, whether at three months of age or over
- Has been impounded and is unregistered
- Has been impounded a second time
- Is one of the following breeds - Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa, Pitt Bull Terriers or predominantly pit bull types
- Has been classified as menacing or dangerous