With the publication of the ordinance in Republic Diary, This Thursday, October 3, registration of pets is mandatory and those who do not can be ordered to pay fines that start at 50 euros, and may still be without the animals.
From the end of October, when they are required to register with the Pet Information System, owners of dogs, cats and ferrets will have to pay 2.5 euros, for two years, 2019 and 2020. .
According to the diploma, animals born in Portugal or resident in the country for more than 120 days must be registered, so if the date of birth is not known, the same period is counted from the loss of incisors. of milk.
Established last June, mandatory registration aims to combat animal abandonment: the Pet Information System (SIAC) aims to “develop standards for the prevention of animal abandonment and the promotion of responsible detention, encompassing, among other obligations, the identification and registration of pet animals, ”reads the ordinance.
Among the measures planned is the implantation of an electronic chip in dogs from next summer and for cats the following year. Registration is a sine qua non condition for animals to be vaccinated.
The Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary (DGAV) is the entity responsible for the SIAC and is responsible for ensuring its operation and the processing of the data gathered in it, but may assign the management of the system to other entities through the conclusion of a protocol and still maintaining supervision.
It is also the DGAV, the municipalities, the parishes, the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests, IP, the Republican National Guard, the Public Security Police, the Municipal Police and the Maritime Police, which is responsible for overseeing the new rules. .
Those who do not register with SIAC may be sentenced to a fine of between 50 and 3,740 euros or 44,890 euros (if a legal person) and may still be without the animals, which will pass to the state.