- Listed: February 17, 2010 12:18 pm
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Responsible Animal Ownership – Why you need to microchip and register your pet
It is estimated that over 200,000 companion animals are needlessly destroyed every year in Australia.
Each year too many animals end up in animal shelters and tragically, too few are reunited with their owners. They are either adopted out or even worse euthanized.
Collars and tags are a good idea; however they can be removed or be damaged. A more secure process is to microchip and register all details on a national database, such as AAR.
Why choose AAR?
This recovery database operates 24 hours, 7 days a week – meaning your pet can be recovered day or night. If you lose your pet on the weekend, you don’t want to wait until Monday for help.
Once you have registered your pet, the recovery services are free.
You can register all types of animals’ not just cats and dogs.
AAR is accredited with the Australian Veterinary Association plus both the Victorian and Queensland Governments.
A one-off lifetime registration fee and no charge for address or detail changes.
Moving overseas? If you move overseas we will maintain your records until your return and issued registration certificates help simplify dealing with immigration and quarantine departments.
Accuracy is the priority, so AAR uses the latest scanning technology to enter details of microchip registration – ensuring accuracy and privacy of information.
How do you microchip and register my pet?
Head straight to your local vet, he or she will be able to microchip and register your pet. Discuss with them the benefits of AAR and why you need to register your details.
AAR is the registry of choice across Australia.
Alternatively, if your pet is already microchipped you can easily register these details on AAR. Just download this form. Fill in the details, attach a cheque or your credit card details for $10 and mail to us. Within days you will receive a Certificate of Registration to confirm all your details.
What happens when your pet is found?
If your precious pet should wander and become lost, when they are found the first thing an authorised person (vet, ranger, welfare officer) will do is scan the animal for a microchip. They will then refer to the registries to obtain the owner’s details. AAR will either give your details to them or contact you directly with details of where your animal is. We do not charge for this as it is all part of your lifetime registration fee.
As a responsible owner, the best thing you can do is protect your pet from running away or becoming lost. Keep a collar and tag on them, ensure you have them microchipped and details registered and never allow your pet to roam free. If your pet does happen to become lost, you can be safe in the knowledge that with microchipping and registration you have the best change of being reunited with your loved one.
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