If not, you need to take action!
From 6 April 2016 it becomes law for dogs to be microchipped. Microchipping is a really clever way of being able to identify our pets.
How it works
A tiny microchip is put under the animal’s skin – this gives the pet their own unique code. The microchip can be scanned and matched to the owner’s contact details, which are kept on a database. This means that your pet could be reunited with you if he or she goes missing. Hooray!
Microchipping saves the day!
Thanks to microchipping, black cat Rigby was reunited with his owner Chris, despite being found more than 130 miles away from home! Poor Rigby, pictured below, was curled up in a car engine with a fractured pelvis. The car had travelled from Eastbourne to Oxford so Rigby had been on a four-hour journey. Thankfully he was taken to the vet and scanned for a microchip.
What a great story! It just shows how important microchipping is. Your vet can microchip your pet or you may be able to get help from your local RSPCA.