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Inserting a microchip

Inserting a microchip

A microchip is inserted into the neck of a Dunedin puppy. From 1 July 2006, all dogs first registered (except working farm dogs), and all dogs deemed to be dangerous or menacing, had to have a microchip transponder implanted under their skin. Each transponder has a unique number that relates to a national database with details of the dog and its owner. If the dog strays or becomes a problem it is easier to locate the owner.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - When good pets go bad', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008