Shelby the cat was brought into our Stratford surgery after she was found apparently lost in Stratford.
Head nurse Becky scanned Shelby to check if she had a microchip. Luckily she did, so were able to contact her worried owner straight away. He was very relieved to hear she was ok and came straight away to collect her.
Shelby had been missing from her home in Staffordshire for 2 weeks and was very happy to be reunited with hr owner.
Microchipping involves inserting a tiny chip under the animal’s skin. This gives the pet their own unique code which can be scanned and matched to the owner’s contact details, which are kept on a national database. This means that, as long as your details are kept up to date, your pet can be quickly and easily reunited with you should they get lost.
Microchipping is a legal requirement in all dogs, but is definitely advisable for all cats as well.