The microchip code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In some states of Australia micro chipping of pets is now compulsory.
Broome shire has made micro chipping compulsory now for registration.
If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner, so they can be reunited.
If your pet is not micro chipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one inserted. If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan, we can reunite micro chipped pets with their worried owners.