Lost cats can be found
You may remember last year when Jinx the cat hitched a ride from Matamata to New Plymouth on a trailer.
Cats are naturally inquisitive and often end up in places like locked garages and storage sheds.
The reality is, a cat is more likely to be lost than a dog.
Matamata Veterinary Services small animals veterinarian Susan Murray said the best way to keep track of your beloved cat is to have them microchipped. The microchipping procedure is compulsory for dogs.
On average, one or two lost cats are taken into MVS every week.
Lost and found notices are frequently placed on the MVS Facebook page and the Animal Health Trust is having to find homes for lost cats.
From September 27 until October 5, MVS is offering a special deal where you can have your pet microchipped for $35.
Dr Murray said the microchip is inserted between the cat’s shoulder blades and it is easy as running the scanner over the cat to find out where they belong.
“It is a simple and quick procedure,” she said.
Peace of mind: Matamata Veterinary Services small animals veterinarian Susan Murray shows how easy it is to have your cat microchipped with a very willing model Timmy the cat.