Mi­crochip: don’t risk los­ing pets

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

THE re­cent floods in Queens­land and NSW have sadly re­sulted in hun­dreds of dis­placed pets.

Nat­u­ral dis­as­ters are an im­por­tant re­minder as to why it is essen­tial ALL of your pets are mi­crochipped.

When a lost pet has a mi­crochip, they can be scanned at any vet clinic or an­i­mal shel­ter and the de­tails at­tached to the chip found on a cen­tral data­base.

Un­for­tu­nately, for many mi­crochipped pets, the con­tact phone num­ber as­signed to the chip is in­cor­rect and this makes the chip use­less.

If you don’t know your pet’s mi­crochip num­ber please drop by your lo­cal vet to scan your pet. If you al­ready know the mi­crochip num­ber visit www.petchipreg­istry-au.info to up­date any de­tails.

It’s a good idea to have an ID tag with name and phone num­ber at­tached to your pet’s col­lar to speed up the lost and found process.

If your pet is not mi­crochipped and would like more in­for­ma­tion, call River­bank An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal in South Grafton on 6642 3083 and book your pet in to­day.

Men­tion this ar­ti­cle and get a half price mi­crochip for just $25.

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