Microchipping

All cats 6 months of age and over must be microchipped in accordance with the WA Cat Act 2011.

What is a Microchip?

Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that can be implanted under your pet’s skin by veterinarians and registered microchip implanters.

How do Microchips work?

The microchip is implanted under the skin between the shoulders using a needle much like when animals are given an injection. This is a quick procedure that can be done with no anaesthetic.

Each microchip contains a registration number that has yours and your pet’s details registered to it.

A handheld scanner reads the radio frequency of the chip and displays the registration number.

An animal shelter or vet clinic that finds your pet can then contact the registry to get your name and phone number so your pet can be reunited with you.

Only authorised people can access your information on the microchip under the Privacy Act so your details are always safe.

Why Microchip my cat?

Other than it being, collars fall off and cats get lost, even indoor cats who can escape.

A microchip is a permanent way for your cat to be identified should they get lost.

How do I get my cat Microchipped?

Veterinarians and Vet Nurses can microchip your cat as well as other individuals who have undergone the training course and registered as a microchip implanters.

9 Lives Cat Rescue use Vet Nurse Care at Home to have their kitties microchipped.

VNCAH is run by a vet nurse that offers stress free care for your pet in their own home.

To get your kitty microchipped and have the chip registered on the spot just contact Vet Nurse Care at Home on 0409587240 or via the Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/vncareathome/