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PHUKET: From April 24 every cat and dog arriving on Phuket must be microchipped, Phuket Provincial Livestock Office Chief Dr Sunart Wongchawalit has announced.

He has also announced that with no reports of cats or dogs on Phuket being infected with rabies since 2003, Phuket is the first province in Thailand to be declared “rabies free” by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

To keep Phuket rabies-free, the Livestock Office will step up its vigilance in requiring every dog and cat arriving in the province to be vaccinated.

Livestock Office staff at Phuket International Airport (PIA) have for years required arriving dogs and cats to be vaccinated for rabies. “Pet owners bringing their dogs and cats into Phuket must have them vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before arrival,” Dr Sunart said.

Pets arriving without papers confirming a recent vaccination will be vaccinated at the airport before being returned to the owner, Dr Sunart said.

Each pet will also have a microchip implanted before being released and a “pet passport” will be issued to the owner, he added.

The mandatory microchip implants and pet passports will cost 200 baht.

The Livestock Office will soon enforce the same requirements at the Tah Chat Chai road checkpoint, Dr Sunart said.

The new rule also applies to pets already on the island.”If anyone refuses to allow Livestock Office staff to implant their pet with a microchip, they could face a fine of up to 10,000 baht, six months in jail, or both,” he said.

The Livestock Office aims to have all cats and dogs on Phuket fitted with microchips, even strays. All the dogs being kept at the Mid Road Dog Shelter in Thalang have been fitted with microchips, said Dr Sunart.

“At the end of March, the Livestock Office will meet with every local OrBorTor. We need them to set regulations to have the dogs and cats in their communities implanted,” he said.

Although the Livestock Office charges 200 baht for fitting a microchip and issuing a pet passport, most pet clinics charge from 600 to 800 baht, he added.

For more information, contact the Phuket Provincial Livestock Office. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4 pm. Tel/Fax: 076-216934; Email: [email protected]



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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