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Thread: Microchipping is One Thing; COMPULSORY Microchipping Another

  1. #61
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    I agree with Crested_Love, I think nochip should fight bigger battles such as shutting down puppy mills.

    I think the effort and price of getting your dog micro-chipped is worth it, I'm willing to pay this small fee so that if my dog went missing the vet or shelter who has her could find my info on the chip and call me.

    Nochip I think you have a lot of passion, please join the fight against puppy mills
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    That mature dog that doesnt stray was once a pup that might have strayed, been frightend by fireworks and got lost or been stolen. To me it makes sense to microchip your dog. I thing the benefits far outweigh any negatives.

    I also agree that there are far more pressing matters to be addressed in the world of the dog.

    There are many unenlightened people that have dogs which is highlighted by the number of dogs that end up unclaimed in the pound.
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    Yep I concur, your efforts would be better spent on a bigger issue.

    We have compulsory microchipping in QLD, and I think it's great. Does it make everyone do the fight thing? NO. The guy that bred my two amstaff's (that we adopted, did not buy, would not bug from him ever) has two purebred registered amstaffs he breeds from, he registered the first litter, hasnt registered any since, sells them as 'unpapered purdbreds' with no chip. He's no better than a BYB. it's people like this I think your efforts would be more useful on. Not fighting something that requires people to be responsible.

    One must have a licence to have a reptile,why not dogs as well? Might ensure they get cared for properly.

    ETA: perhaps the council could work with databases and as such on proof your dog is chipped provide 'free' registration. That is the dog still needs to bs registered but no fee is applied. This would provide incentive. Not that I understand why incentive is needed. Mine will always be chipped
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    Why not take your dog with you to register it & have the councils scan for the chip if you want a rebate on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    Why not take your dog with you to register it & have the councils scan for the chip if you want a rebate on it?
    Good point, our local council does provide a discount if the dogs are chipped.

    It can be up to $50 a year to register your dog, but with a chip and desexing it drops it to just $15 a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Good point, our local council does provide a discount if the dogs are chipped.

    It can be up to $50 a year to register your dog, but with a chip and desexing it drops it to just $15 a year.
    That's awesome costing! Up here it's $105 for an entire dog/bitch for everyday people. It starts at around $150 but as the year goes on the cost drops.

    Then it's $50 per year for desexed - no discount for microchipped.

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    The council I am in includes some poorer housing commission suburbs so the low cost is a great way to get everyone to register their dogs.
    It's a $50 or $60 on the spot fine if your dog isn't wearings its tags when out walking.

    Declared dangerous dogs cost a LOT more, somewhere in the vicinity of $250 - $300.
    And kennel licenses (allowing you to have more than 2 dogs) are $90 a year plus a $50 ad in the newspaper (one off fee). We are licensed for 5 dogs here even though we only have 3 at the moment.

    We just got back from the vet about half hour ago. Cyrus was such a good boy, he flinched a little but was wagging his tail the whole time. It was $117 for C3 vacc, microchip and some Neotopic cream for his skin... oh and some Greenies for the ride home

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    I don't have time for a full response just now, but will try to come back later.
    Actually, I change my mind.

    I read the first few paragraphs and got up to where apartheid was mentioned before my eyes glazed over .....
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Actually, I change my mind.

    I read the first few paragraphs and got up to where apartheid was mentioned before my eyes glazed over .....
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nochip View Post

    In an email I wrote to Elise Archer MP, I concocted a little story, for illustrative purposes, about an Aunt Sally who loses her Maltese Poodle, Cuddles, as a result of m/c.. Not only does she lose Cuddles but she loses $50000 in the process. If you'd like to read this bit of fiction, please let me know such that I can include it in another posting.

    Wait...Why would she loose $50,000? I don't think that story illustrates your point at all. Fact speaks much louder than fiction.

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