Microchipping

Pet microchips

What is a microchip?

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin and between the shoulder blades of an animal.  Each microchip contains a unique 15 digit number.  A microchip is not a tracking device. Its a means of identification that can be used when an animal goes missing and is handed in to a vet clinic, the SPCA or the local pound.

Why should I microchip my pet?

It was passed into law from 1st July 2006 that all dogs registered after that date must be microchipped (excluding farm dogs used for stock control).  Cats can be voluntarily microchipped if the owner chooses.  When a microchipped pet  is found and taken in to a vet clinic, an SPCA or the local pound the owner can be located right away - provided the owners details are registered on a database and are up to date. This is especially important if the animal has been involved in an accident.

Manawatu, Feilding and Districts SPCA has been able to reunite owners with their microchipped animals on the same day that they were brought in as strays!

Who can microchip?

For $30 Manawatu, Feilding and Districts SPCA can microchip your animal and register it on the New Zealand Companion Animal Register.  For dogs it is important that the owner also registers the microchip number with their local council.
You can also have your animal microchipped by your veterinarian.

***$30 FOR CATS***
***$30 FOR DOGS***

***$30 FOR RABBITS***

Please call the Manawatu SPCA on (06)357 2516, or Feilding SPCA on (06)323 6407 if you would like your pet to be microchipped.

Dog microchipping
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