Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, Councillor Rabnawaz Akbar, said: "For these owners to fail to do the right thing and either get their pet microchipped
, or go through the simple process of updating the details, is irresponsible.
It has been created by 38-year-old veterinary clinic manager Sean De Souza, who identified a need for a central registry of microchipped
pets in Bahrain.
By eight weeks of age, puppies and kittens can already be safely microchipped
and the placement of the microchip will depend on the pet's size, according to Petdentity.
However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped
dogs was more than 52 percent.
It's estimated that a lost cat that has not been microchipped
has about a 2 percent chance of being reunited with his/her owner and that microchipping increases this likelihood to approximately 40 percent.
Many pets can be microchipped
including cats, dogs, rabbits and horses.
After pets have been microchipped
, contact information for the pet's owner is registered to the microchips serial number in a service database that veterinary staff can use to locate an animal's owners should the animal become lost.
, it is important to keep the chip details up to date.
According to the RSPCA the cost of getting a dog microchipped
is around [pounds sterling]15.
After refusing to follow an order by Coventry City Council to get their beloved pooch microchipped
, they were taken to court and had to fork out more than 30 times that amount instead.
More than one million dogs have not yet been microchipped
, more than one in eight dogs out of the UK's estimated canine population, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said.