It is important that you remember to update your details on Dogs and Cats Online if you move house or change contact details.
A microchip is a tiny electronic chip approximately the size of a rice grain which has a unique identification number. The microchip number is the link to the owner’s contact details which are held on the statewide database, Dogs and Cats Online.
The microchip functions by emitting a radiofrequency signal when energised by a scanner passing over the cat or dog. The identification number on the microchip is displayed on the scanner and can be cross-referenced with contact details held on the statewide database, Dogs and Cats Online. When a microchip number is searched, an authorised user, such as councils, vets, RSPCA and AWL, can contact the owner to ensure the pet’s safe return. It is important that the details held on Dogs and Cats Online are kept up to date.