You may not be aware that, as well as dogs, cats can be microchipped too.
It is now a legal requirement for some dogs to be microchipped (see our article - ‘Microchipping and registration for dogs') but at this stage it is not legal for cats.
...but it is an option!
The microchip is a small transponder that when scanned, emits a unique identification code and they are a great method of identifying lost, stolen or injured animals.
For dogs, the microchip details are logged with us and also with the local area Council, however, at the moment, this is not the case with cats.
If you choose to have your cat microchipped then we will have the microchip details stored on our database, and there is also the option to have your cat's microchip details logged with the New Zealand Companion Animal Registry (NZCAR).
The NZCAR accepts ALL microchipped animals, is available to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and an extra fee is payable to join (on top of the microchip implantation fee).
If you would like further information on having your cat microchipped, or to make an appointment, please contact us.