Why microchipping works

After a large spate of Summer storms and plenty of fireworks through the silly season, hundreds of terrified dogs have thankfully been reunited with their owners.

The National Pet Register received a total of 663 calls from New Year’s Eve through to January 2nd. They facilitated 262 reunions over the three day period – almost twice the usual three day average!

Most were brought back together with the help of a microchip AND up to date contact details. This is a great example of why microchipping your pet works.

But it’s also a timely reminder to check the contact details attached to your pet‘s microchip. Unfortunately, for many microchipped pets, the phone number contact assigned to the chip is either disconnected or doesn’t exist – this makes the chip useless!

If you don’t know your pet‘s microchip number, we can scan it and point you in the right direction when it comes to checking your contact details.  We also recommend you have an ID tag attached to your pet‘s collar as this can speed up the lost and found process.

Remember, your pet can’t phone home but a microchip with up to date phone numbers will enable someone to phone home for them!

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