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The facts speak for themselves!
Large numbers of owned cats are destroyed each year, simply because they lack identification.
In the UK it is estimated that more than £250 million a year is spent by local authorities, police forces and animal welfare charities rounding up and caring for stray cats and dogs.
It is highly likely that in the future, microchip implants will be more widely used and more lost pets will be reunited with their owners.
What is the procedure?
A Microchip is an implant placed under the skin, usually on the back of the neck between the shoulder blades.
Microchipping is great for identifying pets, as collars can be wriggled out of and tattoos often fade with time.
It is a one off procedure and the microchip should last a lifetime.
The same microchip is used on all species, cats, dogs and horses and is also recognised internationally.
As the unique 15 digit code is permanently embedded in the chip, there is no risk of the code being tampered with.