In addition to identifying the animal, the new database will contain information about the owner and data about vaccines.

Registration on the new Pet Information System is mandatory, and anyone who fails to comply with the law risks paying fines.

From 28th of October 2019 all owners of cats, dogs and ferrets are required to have them chipped.

The period within this must be done, depends on species and age.

The registrations will be done in the new database SIAC (Sistema de Identificação de Animais de Companhia).

This is a Pet Information System that integrates the SICAFE and SIRA databases; Unified and simplified pet identification on a single platform available to everyone, from veterinarians to pet owners. This obligation will help prevent animal abandonment and reunite lost or found pets with their owners.