There are exemptions from the new requirements prescribed in the Act and in the Regulations.
Vets may grant an exemption for microchipping or desexing based on the procedure posing an undue risk to the health of the dog or cat or adversely affecting the growth, development or wellbeing of the dog or cat.
Vets may grant a microchip exemption if the procedure poses an undue risk to the health or wellbeing of a dog or cat. If a cat has a microchip exemption, it does not need to be registered on Dogs and Cats Online unless your council has a bylaw which says its mandatory to register you cat.
The Board can approve exemptions for unique circumstances that are not covered by the Act. Please read the Board's policy if you are interested in seeking an exemption.