Identification and Registration

Identification and Registration are the inseparable elements that enable Feline Traceability. In combination with veterinary care and education, Cat Traceability is the key element to guarantee responsible ownership and to avoid zoonoses.

Established in 2004, the so-called EU Pet Passport Regulation has brought in the mandatory identification of all dogs, cats and ferrets moving into the EU, but unfortunately no mandatory registration. Up to now, therefore, registration has been a national issue, and there is no real EU cat traceability mechanism.

While in some countries a workable national database has been established (e.g. Belgium, France), in some other countries, several non-compatible databases exist, permitting no real traceability (e.g. Spain). Despite the EU cat registration deficiency, some private initiatives have tried to establish a European Database, or more precisely a system enabling access to the data registered at the national level. The most effective one is EuroPetNet.


pink-arrow-1  The CAROdog/cat EU Traceability Expert Workshop;

pink-arrow-1  Countries where there is mandatory Identification and Registration of dogs and cats;

pink-arrow-1  National Database;

pink-arrow-1  European system of access to national data

pink-arrow-1  Control of the validity of transponders' code: Deep Validation Control (DVC)

 


THE EU TRACEABILITY EXPERT WORKING GROUP

In the framework of the CAROdog project, an EU Traceability Expert workshop has been established by VIER PFOTEN in partnership with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, the Istituto G Caporale Teramo, the EU Commission, TASSO, DATAMARS, EUROPETNET, Planet ID and the Belgian Health Ministry. With the development of CAROcat, this group became the EU Canine and Feline Traceability Expert Working Group.

In the frame of the working group, the urgent need of mandatory Identification and Registration has been regularly assessed, as well as the benefits to expect from such a system. Please find here the results of these meetings: the EU Canine and Feline Traceability Expert Working Group

 CONCLUSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON I&R:

 

 

LIST OF COUNTRIES WHERE IDENTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION OF CATS IS MANDATORY

NB: Research done by FOUR PAWS intern Helene Decottigny on the basis of information collected in the frame of the CALLISTO Project

 

Austria

No

Belgium

Yes (limited: before selling/ exchanging)

Bulgaria

Yes (for cats from breeding establishment before being sold)

Croatia

No

Cyprus

No

Czech Republic

No

Denmark

No

Estonia

No

Finland

No

France

Yes (2012)

Germany

No

Greece

Yes (2012)

Hungary

No

Ireland

No

Italy

Yes (limited: for cats sold or unowned (free-roaming))

Latvia

No

Lithuania

Planned for 2016

Luxembourg

No

Malta

No

Netherlands

Yes (2013)

Poland

No

Portugal

Yes ( limited: if microchipped, but Decree 313/2003 provides for a future legislation on permanent I&R)

Spain : protection of companion animals falls under regional Governments of the Autonomous Communities (AC).

Yes (limited to 7 AC)

Sweden

No

Romania

No

Slovakia

Yes (limited to commercial traded pets)

Slovenia

No

UK

No

 

 

NATIONAL DATABASES

Austria

Animal Data

Petcard

Belgium

ABIEC BVIRH

ID Chips asbl-vzw

Cyprus

Paphiakos & CCP Animal Welfare

 

Czech Republic

Národní registr majitelu zvírat (NRMZ)

Czech Pet Net

Denmark

Danish Dog Register

Inges Kattehjem

Danish Cat Register

 

Estonia

Lemmikloomaregister

 

France

Fichier National des Carnivores Domestiques (I-CAD) (replaces the FICADO system)

 

Germany

TASSO e.V.

ifta Ltd. Internationale Zentrale Tierregistrierung

Deutsches Haustierregister ® des Deutschen Tierschutzbundes e.V.

 

Hungary

Petvetdata

 

Ireland

Animark Database Ireland

Fido

DSPCA

 Irish Kennel Club

Latvia

Agricultural Data Centre

 

Lithuania

Gyvunu Registravimo Centras (Animal Registration Center)

Lithuanian Small Animal Veterinary Association (LSAVA)

Luxembourg

LAK – Luxembourg

 

Netherlands

Back Home Clubsite (Virbac Nederland BV)

STG Dutch Pet Database (Nederlandse Databank Gezelschapsdieren) 

PetBase

Stichting Chip 

Vereniging Beroepsmatige Kennelhouders

Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland

 

Petlook

MicPoint

Huisdier-registratie.nl

Stichting Chip

Norway

Dyreidentitet

 

Poland

ANIMAL ID

SAFE-ANIMAL

Polskie Towarzystwo Rejestracji i Identyfikacji Zwierząt

 

Portugal

SIRA – Sistema de Identificação e Recuperação Animal

 

Romania

College of Romanian Veterinarians

 

Slovakia

Slovak Pet Net

 

Spain

AIAC – Archivo de Identificación de Animales de Compañía

AVEPA’s Identification Archive

SIACYL –Sistema de Identificacion de Animales de Compañía de Castilla y León

RIACE – Registro de Identificación de Animales de Compañía de la Comunidad de Extremadura

SIACE – Sistema de Identificación Animal de Ceuta

ZOOCAN – Canarian Record of Animal Identification

RIAC – Registro de Identificación de animales de compañía de La Rioja

RIAC – Red de Identificación de Animales de Compañía

SIAMU – Sistema de Identificación de Animales de Murcia

REGIAC Registro Gallego de Identificación de Animales de Compañía

RIAPA – Registro de identificación animal del principado de Asturias

RIACIB (Registro de Identificación de Animales de Compañía de las Islas Baleares)

Archivo de Identificación de Animales de Compañía del Gobierno de Navarra

RACIC Registro de Animales de Compañía de la Comunidad Autónoma de Cantabria

RAIA – Registro Andaluz de Identificación Animal

REIAC – Red Española de Identificación de Animales de Compañía

SIIA-CLM Sistema de Identificación Individual de Animales de Castilla La Mancha

RIVIA – Registro Informático Valenciano de Identificación Animal

Archivo Identificación País Vasco         

RIACA (Registro de Identificación de Animales de Aragón)

Switzerland

Animal Identity Service (ANIS)

CERTODOG – Stiftung für das Wohl des Hundes

Sweden

Swedish Kennel Club

 

Ukraine

Centre for Promotion of electronic animal identification

 

UK

Petlog

 

 

EUROPEAN 'DATABASES' 

EUROPETNET

 

 PETMAXX

 

 

CONTROL OF THE VALIDITY OF TRANSPONDERS' CODE: Deep Validation Control (DVC) téléchargement

DVC is an online platform developed with the scope to provide a very fast and straightforward way to verify the integrity and correct structure of the number of the injectable transponder of your pet animal.

Check a code here: https://www.dvc.services/

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