Don't take the risk! Get your pet microchipped :)
Doggy Holidays offers Qualified Peddymark Microchip Implanting in the comfort of your own home (East London)! We chip dogs, cats, rabbits and other mammals.
*** £12 ***
Discount for litters. Horses, reptiles and birds will need to be chipped by a vet
Why microchip your pet?
Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen. Since 6 April 2016, all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales must be microchipped. Puppies must be chipped before they go to their new homes under this new law. Cats and other pets are not required by law to be microchipped, but cats especially like to wander and it’s easy for them to get lost if they get frightened, or get inside a vehicle by accident. Rabbits and small pets are also notorious escape artists! So it is recommended that you get such pets done for extra peace of mind.
Once chipped, it is important to keep your details up to date in case you and your pet are separated. If you move house or change your phone number, you’ll need to contact the database company directly and let them know your new details.
What to do if your pet is lost or stolen
Phone the database company your pet’s microchip is registered with to let them know as soon as possible. They will flag your pet’s details so that if they are scanned by a vet or re-homing centre you’ll be contacted straight away. It’s also a good idea to double check your details are up to date in the system.
Found a pet?
If the pet has no tag with contact info on, the recommendation is to find somewhere/someone who has a microchip scanner. If the animal is chipped the chip number can be looked up to find out who the owner is. Feel free to call if you have found an animal and you are unable to get the animal to a scanner, we can help 07875545649. If there is no chip and no way of figuring out who the owner is, you can either contact you're local authority (Dog Warden for dogs) or drop the animal off at your nearest vets/rescue.
The Environment Protection Act 1990 states that the finder of a stray dog should either return the dog to its owner, or inform the officer of the local authority (dog warden service) and have it collected. Environment Protection Act 1990.