A microchip is a tiny device about the size of a rice grain and it is usually implanted between the shoulder blades of your pet. It carries a unique identification number so that your animal can be traced back to you if it has lost its way. However, you must ensure that the microchip is registered otherwise it would be rendered useless. So why should you microchip your pet? Animals disappear for many reasons: they wander off, they may be spooked, or injured, run away, or are even stolen. As the pets’ owner, you have a responsibility in ensuring that your pet is safe and that also includes ensuring that your animal is sufficiently identifiable on all accounts.
You may register your pet at AVA, SPCA or Pet-Call. To find out more information or to register with Pet-Call, please see http://www.petcall.org/main.asp