EAR TATTOOS By Law all Cats and Dogs Desexed in Queensland from must be tattooed to indicate they are desexed (Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) ACT 2008). This symbol placed inside the left ear allows simple and rapid identification of desexed animals.

What does a tattoo on a cat’s ear mean?


A tattoo is placed in your cat’s left ear once it has been desexed to help identify that your cat has been desexed. Microchipping. Having your cat microchipped is highly recommended for being able to permanently identify your cat in the form of a tiny chip.

What does it mean when a cat has a tattoo?

It’s love. Cattoos are all about showing the cat love. Whether it’s for your best bud who makes each and every day brighter or an old feline friend who has since passed but their memory lives on – getting a cat tattoo is all about showing love and affection.

Is it illegal to tattoo cats?

Animals have no choice in the matter.

“While people can choose the pain of tattoos or piercings to satisfy their own ‘aesthetic’ predilections, companion animals don’t have that luxury,” she said. Since animals can’t sat “no” to something that’s likely painful (not to mention permanent), it’s considered abuse.

What is the green mark on my cat?

The green tattoo is a permanent mark that notifies all future veterinarians and shelter personnel that this patient has already had its spay/neuter surgery. Many spay/neuter surgical scars can be very small especially if the surgery was done as a puppy or kitten.

Do all vets tattoo spayed cats?

my cat recently visited a spay clinic and they tattooed her tummy with a NS (their initials) so if they got as far as shaving they would see it, and her ear with a S for spay. they acted like this is completely normal and everyone does it.

How do you read a cat tattoo?

Tattoos are placed in the right ear under general anesthetic in a letter and number combination. The letters refer to the year of placement (for example 2011 is denoted by the letter “Y”) and the clinic that placed the tattoo (our tattoo code is WP) while the number refers to the individual cat.

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