In Australia, dogs and cats are sold, lost or stolen each year. Alot are not microchipped and may never find their owners again. A simple microchip can help a pet find its way back to its owner.
Queensland law states 'All dogs and cats born after 10 April 2009 must be microchipped before they are sold or given away. All regulated dogs must be microchipped regardless of when they were born.
Microchips may be implanted only by a vet or other authorised implanter. When your animal is implanted with a microchip, the implanter must provide the microchip's unique number, the animal's information and your contact details to a licensed registry service. It is your responsibility (owner) to make sure these records are kept up to date.
When the microchip is read or scanned it shows the microchip number which is linked to information about the animal, including its owner and the owner's contact details. This information is important if your animal is lost or impounded'.
Lost, found or impounded animals, change of ownership or new registrations can be accessed by visiting the Australian Animal Registry at http://www.aar.org.au