Updating dog microchip
While the scheme is currently only available in Sweden, the country's travel system uses the same Near Field Communication (NFC) as contactless bank cards, and London's oyster cards, suggesting it could be used further afield one day.The futuristic project has not been without its hiccups, and has also generated concerns over passenger privacy.When you're in a rush, it can be easy to forget your travel card on the way out of the house.But for around 3,000 commuters in Sweden, this isn't something to worry about.If your pet is registered with another registry, such as AVID or Home Again, you (or the new owner) will need to contact that registry directly to request for them to update the microchip registration in their database.
But, experts say the ethical dilemmas will become bigger the more sophisticated the microchips become.As we all know, pets can change ownership more than once during their lifetime.Changing household circumstances can be an inevitable part of life, and pets may need to be re-homed for a variety of reasons.When you re-home your pet, you will need to transfer the pet’s microchip registration to the new owner, so that the microchip number becomes associated with the correct individual.
If your pet is registered in the Found Animals Registry, you can follow the steps below to transfer a pet’s microchip registration to a new owner.
Until they take action, the pet will remain registered in your account.