This is not a sales pitch but just to inform you that as of June 2024 it will be the law that all cats are microchipped. For those of you who are not familiar with these things the way they work is that they each carry a unique number which can be linked to your cat by contacting a database – it doesn’t hold your details on the chip itself.
There is the threat of a £500 fine for having an un-chipped cat though quite how this will be policed or enforced we do not know. However we do actually heartily endorse microchipping, as much for identifying cats that die on the roads as for re-homing cats that get lost.
We routinely use a ‘thermochip’ – a microchip that includes a thermometer, so if we need to take its temperature we simply scan it over the neck area. Cost is £20.