Microchipping is a safe and permanent form of identification for your pet. Unlike collars and tags, microchips cannot be lost.
The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice, and is implanted between the shoulder blades by injection.
All stray animals which present to the pound, animal shelter or vet clinic are scanned to search for the presence of a microchip. If a microchip has been implanted, the pet can be reunited with their owner.
All dogs and cats in Victoria must be implanted with a microchip by law.