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National Microchipping Month

29 May 2019
June is National Microchipping Month, when cat owners are encouraged to have their cats microchipped.

National  Cat Adoption Centre is keen to promote one of the best methods of pet identification after a survey by Cats Protection and Your Cat magazine found that 49% of missing cats didn't have any form of identification tag. 

Having a cat microchipped is a cheap and simple way of providing a permanent method of identification for the thousands of cats which go missing every year.

The Centre has seen several cases where cats who have been missing for a significant amount of time have been able to be reunited with their owners thanks to the presence of a microchip with up to date details, the longest case being 10 yrs.

Microchipping is a simple procedure carried out by a vet or trained animal care staff and involves a small data chip inserted under the cat’s skin. Details are stored on a national database and can be accessed by scanning the animal with a special device.

Most vets and rescue centres will routinely scan all lost cats and can use the information to quickly reunite the missing pet with their owner.

To find out more about adopting any of the other cats currently being cared for at Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre, please contact the centre by emailing cattery.reception@cats.org.uk