If you have ever had a pet go missing, no doubt you will clearly remember the feeling of anxiety, panic and complete helplessness. Last year alone, Petlog assisted with over 108,000 lost & found pet calls in the UK.
Pets can be lost on walks, become confused after a house move, gates can be accidentally left open… and most worryingly of all, they can even be stolen.
If your pet is lost and has no permanent form of identification, there is no way of tracing your details. Pets can stray from one local authority area to another, and owners often have no idea who to go to report a missing pet. This is especially the case if you take your pets on holiday.
If your pet has had a Pet ID microchip implanted, any of the agencies handling missing and stray pets can quickly scan the microchip, call the Central Microchip Reunification Number (CMRN) – 0844 4633 999 and obtain your details to quickly reunite you and your pet. One simple injection means lifetime protection for your pet.
Details of pets and owners are only given out by Petlog to authorised persons to
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If an animal is found to have a microchip, the Local Authority, vet or animal welfare organisation contacts a national database to find the owner's details. The owner then can be contacted and reunited with their dog.
There are several databases in the UK. Your registration document will tell you which database has your dog registered and their contact details. If you need to make any changes to your dogs registered details , such as moving house, you should contact your database operator.
Owners of microchip scanners have special access to the databases to allow them to contact you if they find your dog.