Microchipping

Why you should microchip your cat.

  • Microchipping Cats Protection GuideMicrochipping offers cats a safe and permanent method of identification and increases the chances of a lost cat 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
  • Unfortunately we here, at Cats Protection Canterbury, find that a lot of microchips we scan do not have up to date details which makes it very difficult for us to rehome stray cats.  So we are asking for everyone to take 5 minutes to check that their cats microchip details are correct and up to date, it could help us reuniting you with your cat if it wanders.
You can check your microchip details and update the information at Pet Log: www.petlog.org.uk or tel: 0844 4633999.

Cats Protection is a member of a Microchip Advisory Group (MAG), aiming to improve the standards of microchipping across the UK. Cats Protection raise public awareness of the benefits of microchipping to cats and other companion animals.

All cats and kittens who come through our care are microchipped.