Microchipping (also known as an ID chip)
A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of a dog, cat, horse, parrot or other animal. The chip, about the size of a large grain of rice, uses passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, and is also known as a PIT tag (for Passive Integrated Transponder) . (Wikipedia)
The microchip contains a unique ID number which can be read when scanned using a microchip reader, a bit like scanning your shopping at the local supermarket.
Once the number has been read, the National database can be used to access the owners contact details.
This is the quickest way to identify an animal and to return it to it's owner.
From April 2016, it will be a legal requirement for all dogs in the United Kingdom to be Microchipped.
The law will also require that the owners details are kept up to date on the National Database.
Our ID Chips are logged with Anibase, Tel: 01904 487600
If you have your pet's microchip number and the security code, which can be found on your pet's idENTICHIP Certificate you can amend your details on this website, using your Credit / Debit card details for payment.
Alternatively you can send the slip at the foot of the Certificate or a letter with your pets microchip number and new address details along with a cheque or postal order for £6. If a letter is sent to us that is not signed by the registered owner to request a change of ownership we have to send a relinquishment letter to them. By law we have to give them 28 days to reply. If we don't receive a reply to the letter after this time we are legally allowed to amend the relevant details on our database.
Microchip National Databases
There are 4 National Databases, your pet could be registered on.
If you are unsure then visit this website, enter the chip number and it will tell you who to contact
If micro chipped at this practice it will be recorded on Identibase (previously known as Anibase).
They charge £6.00 for each request to amend records, or you can join their ‘Locate’ scheme for a one off fee of £17.95 per animal, which lasts for 8 years and allows multiple changes to contact details