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Jakarta’s dogs get microchip identification

  • Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 8 2018   /  12:54 am
Puppy love: A microchip is implanted into a dog during the commemoration of World Rabies Day at Vodka and Latte in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Saturday. The microchip acts as the dog’s legal ID.(Courtesy of the Jakarta Animal Aid Network)

Puppy love: A microchip is implanted into a dog during the commemoration of World Rabies Day at Vodka and Latte in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Saturday. The microchip acts as the dog’s legal ID.(Courtesy of the Jakarta Animal Aid Network)Over a hundred pet dogs were implanted with microchip IDs at a dog-care establishment, Vodka and Latte in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Saturday morning to commemorate World Rabies Day that fell on Sept. 28.

The event was jointly initiated by animal rights NGO the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) and the Jakarta Food, Marine and Agriculture Resilience Agency (KPKP).

According to Karin Franken, the founder of JAAN, implanting microchips in domestic animals was imperative to give legal identities to the animals.

“The vets insert microchips into the dogs’ necks. Each microchip contains the dog’s data such as their name, age, vaccine...