Microchipping Regulations for Breeders
Notice to all Breeders
Due to existing Regulations by the Queensland State Government regarding Microchipping of all cats and kittens over the age of 12 weeks all breeders sending in registrations must include the Microchip number of both Sire and Dam.
Microchipping for cats and dogs is mandatory in ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC and WA. Microchipping for dogs only is compulsory in TAS.
Section 14 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to 12 weeks of age unless there is a reasonable excuse (such as a signed veterinary certificate that it would be detrimental to the animal’s health to implant it or it is an exempt dog).
If the microchip number is not included in the Litter registrations the registrations will be processed by the registrars and all breeders are asked to forward the microchip number when it is obtainable so as the Registrars may update the QFA Inc database.
There is a form on the QFA Inc Website in the Breeders Info tab under forms for all breeders to complete and send to registrars once microchip numbers are obtained within a few months for all Cats and Kittens.
A cut-off date will be supplied after further discussion at the next QFA Inc General Meeting in March.