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All cats to be ID-chipped. Authority wants to log Tom. Norway has many cats that are homeless, or stray from their owners. To reduce the numbers, the Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) would like to make it compulsory for all cats to be registered.Mandatory The procedure is identical to the present one for dogs, and has been compulsory when they travel outside of the country since the EU regulation came into effect on 01 July 2004.

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All cats to be ID-chipped

Published on Wednesday, 2nd September, 2009 at 14:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Authority wants to log Tom.

Grown up into a grumpy old cat!
Grown up into a grumpy old cat!
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Norway has many cats that are homeless, or stray from their owners. To reduce the numbers, the Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) would like to make it compulsory for all cats to be registered.

Mandatory

The procedure is identical to the present one for dogs, and has been compulsory when they travel outside of the country since the EU regulation came into effect on 01 July 2004.

“At the moment, getting a chip put in the cat’s ear is voluntary, but we hope it will be obligatory from the beginning of 2010,” Vigdis Finstad, the authority’s senior advisor tells The Foreigner.

From young to old

All owners with cats over 7 months old will be affected by the proposal, should it become law. Although registration occurs only once, owners will have to notify the central registry if they move, or should the cat die.

150,000 cats are registered to date, and information is stored for up to 20 years.



Published on Wednesday, 2nd September, 2009 at 14:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: id, chip, register, pets, dogs, cats, stray, homeless, compulsory, norwegian, food, safety, authority, mattilsynet.





  
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