We know from personal experience the pain caused by a lost pet. Although collars and tags are great, they can come off or the text may become illegible. The best way to get a lost pet home is to ensure they have a registered microchip.
Queensland regulations require that all animals born after April 2009 must be microchipped and registered. These small chips are inserted under the skin and allow life-long access to your contact details should your pet ever stray from home. Microchips may be implanted only by a vet or other authorised implanter. This can be done during a regular consultation, or while your pet is under anaesthetic – usually whilst being desexed. Although not legally required, birds and other small pets can also benefit from the permanent identification offered by a microchip.