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Microchipping Rules!

Summer brings scary noises including thunder from storms as well as fireworks in celebration of the silly season. The result is hundreds of terrified dogs who often manage to escape and head for the hills. This is why it is essential your pet is microchipped.

Now is the perfect time to check the contact details attached to your pet’s microchip. Unfortunately, for many microchipped pets, the contact phone number assigned to the chip is incorrect and this makes the chip useless.

If you don’t know your pet’s microchip number, drop by with your pet and we can scan it for you. If you already know the microchip number you can jump online at www.car.com.au to update any details.

It’s also a good idea to have an ID tag attached to your pet’s collar as this can speed up the lost and found process.

IMPORTANT NOTE: AS OF THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER 2015, WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S LAWS HAVE CHANGED. IT IS NOW COMPULSORY THAT ALL DOGS AND CATS ARE MICROCHIPPED AND REGISTERED WITH THEIR LOCAL COUNCIL. YOUR ANIMAL CANNOT BE REGISTERED WITHOUT PROOF THAT A MICROCHIP HAS BEEN IMPLANTED. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS, PLEASE SPEAK TO OUR FRIENDLY STAFF FOR ADVICE.

The City Of Albany also has some useful information on their website.

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