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Microchip identification is the most reliable way to reunite cat owners with their beloved cats if lost. It’s safe, easy, inexpensive, and painless.


Microchip identification helps return an estimated 8,000 lost cats, dogs, and other animals to their homes every day. Cat ID chips are the most reliable way to reunite cats with their owners and provide peace of mind.

Why should I microchip my cat?

Microchip identification is the most reliable way to find lost cats and return them home with their owners. The procedure is safe, easy, inexpensive, and practically painless.

When should I microchip my cat?

Some owners feel that their cat doesn't need identification because they stay indoors, but in our experience, these are the most likely cats to become lost when they get outside by accident. As separation from your cat can happen all too easily, permanent identification by microchipping is critical. Every cat should have microchip identification as the procedure can be done at any age.

How does microchipping work?

The small microchip is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades of your cat in a relatively harmless veterinary procedure. The chip is permanent, lasting the whole life of the cat. Your information is registered with your microchip and the bar code number so that you can be contacted if your cat ever becomes found.

If a cat is found, all animal care facilities (shelters, hospitals, pounds, etc.) will scan the cat for a microchip using a special microchip reader that is simply waved over the skin. Once a microchip is found, a special hotline is called, and the lost cat is reported. The cat owner is then called immediately and given the contact information about where to pick up their cat.