Microchip Monday

MicroChip Monday!

Spirit of the Dog Rescue and MyPet Microchip Database are on a mission…

  • To help local dogs and cats have the best chance of being reunited with their families quickly, by implanting microchips at a reduced cost
  • To help owners understand their legal responsibility to keep their details up to date, and raise awareness of related topics on social media every Monday

Available in Burnham-on-Crouch and the surrounding areas

Why Microchip your pet?

It’s the Law!

Microchip Monday

All dogs must be microchipped and registered on a Defra compliant database. It will soon be law for cats to be microchipped and registered, too.

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It increases the chances of getting your pet home if they ever go missing.


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It’s your responsibility to ensure your pet’s details are up to date.

Frequently Asked Questions

The quick answer is no Microchips can’t track our pets. A microchip doesn’t actually have any power. It just holds a microchip number. When someone passes a microchip scanner over a microchip, the microchip takes power from the microchip scanner and sends the chip number to the scanner.
The answer here is yes. It’s for a few reasons.

  • In the UK, it’s a legal requirement. If you live outside the UK check the law in your country.
  • We’ve seen many pets who had collars on when they went missing or their tag has become unreadable.
  • A microchip is the safest and most permanent form of identification. It can’t fall off, be removed or become difficult to read.
The microchip procedure is simple and just like your pet getting a vaccine. Microchips usually come in a preloaded sterile applicator and it’s injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. It only takes a few seconds and your pet shouldn’t react any more than it would to a vaccine or you getting blood taken.
No, it’s your responsibility to ensure your details are up to date on a microchip database. Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion around this. For example some Vet practices when you first chip your pet will register your microchip to the address on file. If you then move veterinary practices or move house your chip details will not be up to date.

As a pet owner you should check your details are up to date and keep them up to date.

When would someone need to scan my pet’s microchip?

  1. If your pet is found straying, injured or deceased
  2. If they are taken for veterinary treatment
  3. If they are found in the hands of pet thieves
  4. If something happens to you and a secondary contact is needed
  5. If authorities are checking that you are compliant with the Microchipping Law
Microchip Monday