Microchipping not only identifies your pet for life, but it can save your pet's life.

All cats and dogs registered with Manningham for the first time must be microchipped prior to registration.

Microchipping helps make sure your dog or cat can be easily identified if they stray or become lost. Animal shelters and local councils can scan your pet for the microchip and then contact you.

A microchip is a small computer chip about the size of a grain of rice. Each microchip has a unique number that can be detected with a microchip scanner. This number is recorded with a microchip registry with details about you and your pet, including your address and contact information.

Vets can microchip your pet. The microchip is implanted just under your pet's skin - between the shoulder blades at the back of the neck. It is a common and safe procedure, takes a few seconds and is painless.

If you need an exemption from microchipping, you have to provide proof from a vet documenting why your pet's health would be harmed by the procedure.

For further information on the benefits of microchipping, please visit Microchipping information for dog and cat owners.

Remember to update your pet’s microchip details with one of the following registry’s if you move house: