A Vet or microchip implanter will be required to enter the microchip information onto Dogs and Cats Online. Implanters will be able to apply
for a user log in and upload the information into Dogs and Cats Online. Dogs and Cats Online will become the official record of microchipping
details in SA.
Owners of dogs and cats that have been microchipped prior to the 1 July 2018 are responsible for ensuring their microchip information is
entered into Dogs and Cats Online. There will be no cost to enter or update the information onto Dogs and Cats Online.
Registered dogs (and cats if applicable) will be transferred from the council register to Dogs and Cats Online prior to 1 July 2018. Some
microchip numbers may not have been recorded on some Council systems and therefore will not be able to be uploaded in the transition.
Owners without microchip details uploaded in Dogs and Cats Online will be prompted by a large red warning banner to enter their details
before proceeding with the registration.
We know that there are a number of dogs and cats that have been microchipped but whose details have never been uploaded to a microchip
registry. The new arrangements requiring implanters in South Australia to enter directly into Dogs and Cats Online should significantly increase
the number of lost dogs and cats that can be identified and returned home.