Cat tattoo: mandatory in 2012
All cats born after 1st January 2012 will have to be tattooed (or microchipped). The amendment has just been adopted by the Senate and has only to pass the stage of the National Assembly, which should not be complicated.
This is the Senator of Charente Nicole Bonnefoy which is at the origin of this measure: " I was alerted by the departmental pound, confronted with the proliferation of stray cats which entails significant costs. The identification will help to find the owners and raise awareness .
In fact, all cats more than 7 months should be identified by a tattoo or microchip, as the dogs currently. It is not yet a question of sanction for the moment but the subject will have to be approached at one time or another.
Apart for the cost of the identification (count on average 70 euros for the tattoo or the microchip), this measure should meet no objections. Especially not on the part of the SPA and other refuges who collect many lost cats without being able to return them to their owners. And you, what do you think?
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