This month is National Microchipping month. Here at Cats Protection Exeter Axhayes we microchip every cat and kitten which comes into our care. Not only is microchipping a permanent method of identification, it also increases the chances of a lost cat being safely reunited with its owner.
Microchipping is a very simple procedure and it is no more painful than an injection. The microchip is slightly smaller than a grain of rice and is inserted under the cat’s skin between the shoulder blades. A cat will not be aware of the microchip’s presence once it’s inserted. Microchipping is the most effective way of identifying a lost pet. Each microchip has a unique number which is stored on a national database, when a scanner is passed over it, the unique number comes up and vets or rescue centres can access this database which links this number with the owner’s details. Please remember you should change your microchip details if you move house. You can do this simply by contacting your microchip database; you can find this number on your cat’s microchip paperwork.
You can expect to pay between £20 and £30 for the procedure, which can be performed by vets, local authorities and trained members of animal welfare groups.
All of our cats and kittens at Exeter Axhayes Adoption centre will already be microchipped when they are rehomed. You will be given the cat’s microchip paperwork in your adoption packs. Cats Protection is a member of a Microchip Advisory Group (MAG), aiming to improve the standards of microchipping across the
If you haven't already done so then get your cat microchipped, you won't regret it! Please ask your vet about microchipping.