A lost pet is very upsetting, but unfortunately this can happen no matter how careful we are. This simple, reliable and permanent means of identification can happily reunite a lost pet and their owner. A tiny chip is injected under your cat or dog’s skin holding an I.D. code unique to your pet. Stored along with your contact details on a central database, this information is accessible 24 hours a day. Rescue centres, dog wardens and veterinary practices hold special scanners, which read the code to identify the lost animal.
It is the law that all dogs, 8 weeks and over, must be microchipped and the current owners’ details registered. Although there is no law for cats it is equally important. Cats roam freely, and even a house cat may escape through that open window, so we highly recommend microchipping.