Alatrace: an innovative registry for pets

Based on a partnership between Attestra and Micropuce Québec, the Alatrace platform offers a turnkey solution developed by experts in traceability and companion animal management

Two well-known and complementary founding partners

Attestra: we raise confidence

Created in September 2001, Attestra is an independent non-profit organization that develops, implements and operates its own IT system for identification and traceability.

Attestra has, among other things, developed the identification and traceability solution SimpliTRACE, which is the basis of the Alatrace registry for pets. This system has also been successfully adapted for several livestock sectors in Québec and across Canada.

Attestra was mandated by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) in accordance with the Animal Health Protection Act (chapter P-42). Since its inception, the team at Attestra has proven itself by developing innovative technological solutions. Its expertise is recognized as much in Québec as in Canada, as seen by the trust of its partners and clientele.

Mission

Attestra develops, implements and manages tailor-made identification and traceability systems, with proven effectiveness. Its sensible solutions, at the service of the agri-food and environmental sectors, ensure the safety of and confidence among the community, day in and day out.

Our Values

Our values - Excellence

Excellence

Our values : Quality

Quality

Our values : Security

Security

Micropuce Québec

For more than ten years, Micropuce Québec has developed a unique expertise in the field of municipal companion animal management. The organization, with its ECA division (Education – Counselling – Accompaniment), guides municipalities towards the more efficient, caring and profitable management of companion animals living on their territory.

Since 2009, members of the Micropuce Québec team have been part of the Working Group on the Well-Being of Companion Animals created by the Québec government. In 2012, members of the team were placed in charge of the “finance” subcommittee whose mandate was to put financing tools in place on a provincial level for the well-being of companion animals

Micropuce Québec was part of some expert advisory committees on companion animal service issues for the cities of Montreal (2011 to 2016) and Laval (2014 to 2019).

Mission

Micropuce Québec helps municipalities and municipal stakeholders working with companion animals to develop efficient and structured solutions that aim to provide optimal services to citizens and their pets.

Attestra is an independent non-profit organization that develops, implements and operates its own IT system for identification and traceability.

Our Values

Alatrace: The solution of choice to set up and manage a registry for pets

Organization

Alatrace: The solution of choice to set up and manage a registry for pets

Collaboration

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Common Vision

The Alatrace team

Attestra mobilized its IT technology and project management experts for the development of Alatrace. Also combining with staff from Micropuce Québec, the Alatrace team ensures strategic and technical support, as well as offering expert advice. Also combining with staff from Micropuce Québec, the Alatrace team ensures strategic and technical support, as well as offering expert advice.

A subsidy program for microchip insertion specifically for municipalities adhering to the Alatrace registry

Micropuce Québec encourages municipalities to include a provision in their regulations to standardize identification through microchip insertion

Did you know?

Micropuce Québec offers a support program to municipalities for pet identification using a microchip (AMIA). Le programme AMIA comprend deux objectifs principaux : to make low-cost microchip insertion accessible to citizens as well as to promote the establishment of a single provincial registry for dogs and cats.

Who is this program for?

The AMIA program is intended for all municipalities that wish to comply with the new provincial pet registry requirements and that use the Alatrace solution.

What are the advantages of this program?

It enables municipalities to encourage citizens to join the registry by facilitating the planning, funding and holding of identification clinics in their territory.

When will this program be offered?

This brand-new program has been available since May 2021.

What are the eligibility requirements for the program?

To be eligible for the AMIA program, applicant municipalities or the organizations mandated by them will need to meet the following requirements:

Advantages for a participating community

Unique community price

Significant and rapid increase in the number of pets registered in the registry

Increase of over 60% of license revenue

Better financing of municipal animal services

Better management of potentially dangerous animals.

Precise statistics and more efficient companion animal management