[QUOTE=Nev Allen;180448]I would love there to be legislation in place that before a puppy leaves its birth home, the breeder has to microchip every pup.
Someone dropped a lovely GSD in at the kennel this morning, found running around a major intersection just down the road from me.
Took the dog to the vet and it did not have a microchip and the collar tag seems to have been ripped off. Irresponsible breeders and owners need to be banned from owning any sort of animal./QUOTE]
There is legislation in place in Qld for this - such as:
Requirements for cat and dog owners - Brisbane City Council
Managing cats and dogs - Queensland Government
So from the above information - as far as dogs are concerned - from 12/12/2010 - all new dogs in Qld should have been microchipped - before the pups went to a new home.
But what you are really seeing here - is - are all the 'grey people' out there who really do not think that rules and legislation are for them - so they will continue to do what they like - because there will always be someone who will pick up the pieces - and these people have no consequences for their actions !
Something else that needs to be taken into consideration here - is that microchips do move - and - the vet may not have had that latest microchip reader.
Has this particular pup been sent to the pound from the vet ? This will be the only way that this pup can be reunited with her owners !