About polish database
In relation to electronic identification programs run by municipal offices, we would like to point out important issues connected with these campaigns. Lack or incomplete information can result in implementation of imperfect solutions which, later on, collide with the idea of electronic IDs for dogs, as set forth in the EU directives or Brussels' European Pet Network priorities
When chipping dogs, professional data keeping in databases is of utmost importance. Currently Polish chip distributors create their own software which allows to register the animals only locally. It means that the data is locked in one veterinary clinic or municipal office. This leads to further promotion of archaic solutions. As a result, there’s no central dog register and consequently - no chance to find a lost pet. Additionally, if the software used by different vets is incompatible, there's no immediate access to the data. Result? Many CHIPPED animals can't go back home. Only one system could help: it is SAFE-ANIMAL. A vet registers data in their computer and starts an instant procedure of sending the information to the Municipal Office, shelters, other vets, SAFE-ANIMAL International Database and Europetnet in Brussels. The moment data is entered into the database, it becomes available for everyone in Poland and Europe. The diagram below shows this solution. Please note that SAFE-ANIMAL solution enables everyone - even the dog owner - to search online for animal details. It facilitates work of administrative staff, street wardens and the police who can access all the data collected.
Other databases have their software available in many places, but they do not have an online data update functionality, which excludes instant access to data. Please also note that every database company will want to promote their own microchips, so if you want to buy other producer's chips, you might be restricted by the conditions of your contract. SAFE-ANIMAL is concerned with public wellbeing and therefore accepts other producers' data, which means users are free to choose the cheapest microchips available on the market. Additionally, if you install other company’s software, you will need to enter the details from the forms received from a vet. You won’t be able to see up to date entries made by a doctor who cooperates with a Municipal Office. You will need to enter the data on your own, which only shows how incompatible their software is. As a user, you won’t be able to access database of the vet who cooperates with you. This contradicts the point of electronic IDs in the city. There's also going to be a problem when the owner decides to go abroad.
The diagram below.
Example 1 - shows that entries are not sent from the city to the Central Database in Europe (which consists of over 25 million dog entries).
Example 2 - shows no direct relation between the clinic and Municipal Office's software.
Example 3 - shows inability to view the data through an online app.
We hope that this outline will shed some light on the ID project and will allow you to chip dogs in your city in a professional manner.