Pets are lost each year, and sadly, many are not reunited with their owners. Some end up in shelters where they may be adopted out to new homes, or tragically in some cases euthanised.
A microchip provides a permanent form of pet identification that is inserted under the skin of your pet.
Each microchip has a unique, electronic identification number that can be detected by a scanner. It is the size of a rice grain and is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. All vets, councils and welfare establishments have scanners on site to scan lost pets.
Microchipping is a legal requirement in Victoria for all new dog and cat registrations.