Maximize your chances of being reunited with your pet during or after a disaster or at any time…Get your pet microchipped and registered on the New Zealand Companion Animal Register (NZCAR)
Hundreds of cats and dogs ran in fright after the February 6.3 earthquake. Many have returned home but some are still missing, separated from their owners.
- Over 80 per cent of animals that are microchipped are successfully reunited with their owners
- Microchipping does not hurt nor harm your pet’s health
- The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice
- The microchip lasts the lifetime of your pet
- Each chip has a number and when an animal is microchipped, the owner’s details are recorded against that number onto the NZCAR database.
- Vet clinics and SPCAs have access to the New Zealand Companion Animal Register
- If your animal is lost and taken into a vet clinic or SPCA, it can be reunited with you within just minutes or hours of it being found
- Microchipping can be used as legal identification if an animal’s ownership is in dispute
- Microchipping can help with legal identification in case your animal is stolen
- Animal microchips do not include GPS (Global Positioning System)