Chips help four-legged friends

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - 24 -

AS part of Na­tional Mi­crochip­ping Month pet own­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to in­vest in the most re­li­able way of find­ing their pets if they are lost or stolen.

The Ken­nel Club and the RSPCA are urg­ing peo­ple in Peter­bor­ough to get their dogs and cats mi­crochipped at Block Fen RSPCA Cen­tre in Wim­bling­ton, March.

The quick pro­ce­dure places a small chip, the size of a grain of rice, un­der­neath the an­i­mal’s skin.

The owner’s de­tails and a spe- cial code are stored on the chip and can be re­vealed by a spe­cial scan­ner which is rou­tinely used by RSPCA in­spec­tors, dog war­dens and vets.

The code also links to the Pet­Log data­base. For de­tails visit www.rspca.org.uk

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