Microchipping

Microchipped ferret

Thousands of pets are lost every year and many are never reunited with their owners. The RSPCA beleives that the best way to make sure you find a missing pet is to have it microchipped.

The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the pet’s skin. Once in place it can not be seen or moved but can be read by a scanner. We commonly microchip cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets.

Once an animal has been microchipped, it has its own unique code number. The owner’s details and the code number are placed on a national computer database and, if a lost or stolen animal is found, the code will be revealed by passing a scanner over the microchip. Then it’s just a matter of matching the code with the database to find contact details for the owner.

You can have your pet microchipped at the South Yorkshire Animal Centre for only £12.00 per animal or watch out for our special community events. No appointment is necessary just call in during 11am to 4pm, the total procedure will take no longer than 5 minutes.

Microchipped cat