One of the things that many cat owners love about their pets is their inquisitive nature. It is also one of the main reasons that cats end up lost, as they investigate the world around them. Sadly, pet theft is also a very real problem, particularly in rare or expensive breeds. Sometimes life events like moving house can cause some cats to become confused enough that they get lost and struggle to find their way home.
Collars and tags are not a guaranteed method of identification, as they can easily be lost or replaced. A microchip offers a reliable and permanent method of identification that is designed to last a lifetime.
Friendly stray cats –those who are more likely have a family but are lost – can be taken in by well-intentioned people. In these scenarios, or those where a cat has been stolen, a microchip can be the only way to prove ownership.