Pets can be stolen or may go missing due to a number of factors which are often out of our control.  While you cannot control the circumstances, you may have some control over the outcome. Microchipping helps you and your pet be reunited if they are found by other people. The microchip is embedded under the skin of the pet, between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique code. The code is linked to you on the national database. Make sure you keep your details up to date should your change numbers or move. When a pet is found and taken to a shelter or a vet, they can be scanned to reveal the code. This is then checked on the database and the vet or shelter will find your details and you can then be reunited with your missing pet.

Microchips can also come in handy to prove that a pet belongs to you should it be stolen and the person that stole it be traced.  Make an appointment to have a microchip inserted if you do not have one as yet, as this can be invaluable when it comes to finding your missing pet. If you find a lost pet, you can bring it in and we can scan for a chip and help reunite the pet with its owners.