The RSPCA advises all pet owners get their animals microchipped, including dogs, cats, horses and rabbits.
Microchipping acts as an identification programme. Each chip has a unique number and each number is logged alongside the owner’s contact details, so it’s important that the details are kept up-to-date.
This means that if your pet goes missing or is stolen and is later found, he can be scanned and you can be contacted.
Do I Need to Microchip my Cat as Part of Compulsory Microchipping Law?
From April 6 this year, it will be a legal requirement to have dogs microchipped – under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 – and to keep registered details up-to-date.
This law will not cover other pets, such as cats, but microchipping is strongly recommended.