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NEED HELP, Old owner refusing to transfer microchip

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Jsanne Scott, Oct 15, 2018.


  1. Jsanne Scott

    Jsanne Scott PetForums Newbie

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    Me and my ex partner got a dog together, I now currently have the dog and he does not want her but he is refusing to transfer microchip details over to my name, I don't know what to do and need her details to be in my name, please help need advice on what to do
     
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    Boxer123 PetForums VIP

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    Try contacting the chip company explaining the situation? Do you have any proof of ownership?
     
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    You could try doing a transfer without his signature. I think they will write to him and if he does not reply will transfer it to you. Has he got the energy to write back to them or will he just ignore it.

    A microchip is not proof of ownership but obviously you want it in your name if the dog gets lost. Is the law that the dog has to be chipped in the keepers name (not sure) but if so he would need to allow you to change it.
     
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    cbcdesign PetForums VIP

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    Just phone him, record his conversation as you get him to admit he doesnt want the dog then you can contact the chip company and demonstrate that your x is being an unhelpful idiot.
     
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    Yeh it's more than possible for the new owner to do the transferral itself the way @Blitz says. You just need the microchip number and they company will do the rest.
     
  6. Jsanne Scott

    Jsanne Scott PetForums Newbie

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    Yeah I have the letter of when her chip was first put in
     
  7. Jsanne Scott

    Jsanne Scott PetForums Newbie

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    Doesn't the old owner have to give permission tho
     
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    Jsanne Scott PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much, this is such a big help
     
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    They have to be offered the chance to but I think if the chip company writes to him and he does not reply the transfer will go through. Not sure what happens if he replies and refuses though.
     
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    Then I would definitely contact them. Will he contest it ?
     
  11. Torin.

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    The owner is able to not give consent in the way described. But if he doesn't contact them it's presumed consent. And it's the microchip company who would deal with him, not you directly.
     
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