Microchipping is a legal requirement for pets bred or owned in NSW. Responsible puppy/kitten breeding should include a microchip prior to sale. The microchip is embedded under the skin of the animal with a code unique to the pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification.
If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner, so they can be reunited.
If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one inserted. If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan; we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.