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MICROCHIP IDENTIFICATION

MICROCHIP-IDENTIFICATION

 

Microchipping is the only permanent form of identification for your pet. It helps to provide you peace of mind in the event that your pet becomes lost or goes missing. Since microchipping was introduced in Australia, more than 350,000 lost pets have been returned to their owners.

Microchipping for peace of mind

Microchips, which are roughly the size of a grain of rice, are implanted under your pet's skin. A chip is as easy and quick as getting a vaccine. They don't cause any long-term discomfort, don't include batteries or moving parts, and the scanning process is completely safe.

Collars can come off or be removed, but the microchip will always be there. It’s a tiny thing, but a microchip can make a big difference in your lost pet being reunited with you.

 

Did you know … 

Councils offer a registration discount if your dog is microchipped? Check with your council to see what you might be entitled to.

 

What are the laws

All dogs and cats in South Australia must have a microchip.

This requirement is one of the legislative changes put in place in 2018, aimed at reducing the number of dogs and cats ending up in shelters every year.

If your pet isn’t microchipped, make an appointment to have it done today, it only takes 10 minutes. If your pet is already microchipped, it’s important to make sure you keep your contact details up to date.

 

Who to contact if you change address

If you change address or telephone number, you will need to contact the appropriate registry to update your contact details. The details of who you are registered with can be found on the form given to you when your pet was microchipped. The common registries are:

 
Australasian Animal Registry

Ph: 02 9704 1450 or 1800 025 461

www.aar.org.au

 

Central Animal records

Ph: 1800 333 202

www.car.com.au

 
 
Petsafe

Ph: 02 8850 6800
www.petsafe.com.au

 

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