I am a volunteer Pet scanner for microchips, and I scan my dogs chip often to make sure its still working. Anyway, today, I log into my account with IDENTIBASE and find my dog is NOT registered under my account on there. So, I phoned them up, seem my dog is registered to someone living in Oxfordshire, under the name of E Jones with another pet called Indy. To say I am fuming is truly an understatment! The chip show that Cibyn vets as the implanters but the address is in Oxfordshire. I explained to the person I was speaking to change the address immediately and do you know what he said? I can start a change of keepership for you, we will write to the address and if we don’t hear from them with 14 days the change of keepership will go through! Please, please check you chip details of your pets, just in case. I said to the chap on the other end of the phone, do you realise if my dog goes missing now, and the dog warden picks him up and writes to the address under his name, and they come and collect MY dog all because you lot have made a mistake! 郎郎
PLEASE CHECK YOUR MICROCHIP REGISTRATION! Find out where your dog’s registered on this link and then phone the database to check your registration: Check-A-Chip.co.uk: https://www.check-a-chip.co.uk
WARNING: CHANGE OF NAME FOR FRAUDULENT MICROCHIP DATABASE.
BEWARE OF: All Paws Pet Microchip Registry: https://allpaws.info/m-home
You pay £18 to register but your pet’s microchip will read as unregistered when checked and you can be fined £500 for not registering on a Defra approved database (list below). Pet’s with unregistered microchips are at risk of being rehomed.
As you are aware we have been warning you about the fraudulent microchip database UK PetChipRegistryUK and we welcomed the Trading Standards article about the unauthorised pet microchip database: https://www.tradingstandards.uk/news-policy/news-room/2021/warning-about-unauthorised-pet-microchip-registry
It’s just been bought to our attention that they have changed their name but are still at the top of Google search as a paid advert.
We have alerted the authorities.
UK databases that meet Defra standards:
My Animal Trace
National Veterinary Data Service
Pet Chip Register
Pet Identity UK
UK PETtrac MicroChip Database
We Trace Pets
You can be fined up to £500 if your dog is registered on a database that is not on the list.
Your dog must still wear a collar and tag with your name and address when in a public place.
Updating your details
You’re responsible for keeping your dog’s microchip information up to date, for example if you move house or change your mobile number or email address.
Contact the database company your dog is registered with to update any of your details.
You might be charged for updating your dog’s microchip information.
Find out where your dog’s registered Check-A-Chip.co.uk: https://www.check-a-chip.co.uk
You can check the microchip number if you do not know which database your dog is registered on.
If you do not have the microchip number, you can ask any of the following to scan your dog for it:
a dog warden
Government information: https://www.gov.uk/get-your-dog-microchipped