Keep A Bouncer At Your Cat Door With The Pet Porte

If you have visiting cats, raccoons, squirrels, rats and other neighbors entering your home through your cat door, you may soon be relieved of their uninvited calls. A veterinarian on the Channel Islands, David Chamberland, has invented a "bouncer" cat door. Say the secret word, or I'll send you to the moon buster!

The bouncer is in the form of a cat door that can be "trained" to read your cat's microchip. It may not be as exciting as training a pit bull to bounce the unwanteds, but the Pet Porte is a pretty sophisticated device.

The Pet Porte Microchip Cat Flap is the first cat flap to recognize an RFID microchip. Once the Pet Porte is programmed to read your cat's chip, say goodbye to strange bedfellows. The Pet Porte also has other functions, like keeping kitty in at night and it even has a "vet button" to keep kitty from running away when he is scheduled to go to the vet. (It figures that a vet invented it; think about the money he's lost in kitty no-shows.)

If you have more than one cat, no problem. The Pet Porte can be programmed to read up to 32 microchips... and if you have that many cats, you are an official cat lady, whether you're male or female!

Unfortunately for those in the U.S., the patented Pet Porte Microchip Cat Flap is only available in the United Kingdom and Europe. Hopefully, the Pet Porte will be matched to U.S. RFID technology soon.

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Nov 7, 2008
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
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 That's fantastic. I wonder

 That's fantastic. I wonder if they will come out with a similar model for dogs who get open access to their yard.

Beth Hodgson
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Nov 11, 2008
by Anonymous


must be a really big cat door thing then. Also wouldn't it be good for it to recognize each specific cats mjauing outside and allow the cat in that way.