Microchipping offers cats a safe and permanent method of identification and increases the chances of a lost feline being safely reunited with his owner.
- Microchipping is the most effective way of identifying a lost pet (chips don't come off or put the cat at risk of injury like collars can)
- Each microchip has a unique number which is stored on a national database. A scan of the chip reveals the owner's name and address from the database's records
- A microchip is slightly smaller than a grain of rice and is inserted under the cat's skin between the shoulder blades
- The procedure is very simple and is no more painful than an injection. A cat will not be aware of the microchip's presence once inserted
Please remember to update your contact details with the microchip company especially if you move house.
Cats Protection have recently launched a petition to make microchipping compulsory. 8 out of 10 stray cats that Cats Protection’s UK adoption centres take in are sadly not microchipped. Cats roam and may become lost but a microchip gives a lost cat the best chance of being safely reunited with its owner. Please help us to help cats and sign our petition