In 2009 a bylaw was passed in Queensland that made it compulsory for all dogs and cats born after 10 April 2009 to 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 registery service. It is your responsibility to make sure these records are kept up to date.
When the microchip is read or scanned (harmless to animals) 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.
We use the Backhome Mini microchips that are much smaller than most other brands, this means less stress for your pet.
Your pet will be registered with the Australasian Animal Registry, change of ownership or details needs to be through the AAR and forms can be found on their website.