All dogs in Bucharest, both strays and pets, will be micro-chipped if a draft proposal receives the necessary number of votes within Bucharest’s General Council (CGMB), ‘Romania Libera’ informs. The draft, currently up for public debate, stipulates the creation of a database that will include all dogs. Veterinary offices, NGOs, physical and juridical persons that will micro-chip the dogs will have to report on a monthly basis, both in writing and in electronic form, the number of animals that have been chipped and the Authority for Animal Protection (ASPA) will have to introduce them in the database. Dog owners will be forced to micro-chip their dogs in 12 months’ time. Failure to do so will make them liable to a RON 500-1,000 fine.