Don’t Skip the Chip!

Microchip your cat free of charge at Animal Aid’s Veterinary Clinic

Is your cat microchipped?

Animal Aid is actively addressing the number of unidentified cats in our community by offering free microchipping for up to 2 cats/kittens to residents of Yarra Ranges, Maroondah, Knox, Whitehorse, Murrindindi councils. The experienced Animal Aid Veterinary team will deliver this quick and painless microchipping process within minutes.

Please note: The Department of Agriculture has mandated, if your cat was born after 1 July 2020 you will require a source number. This number should have been provided to you from the breeder, if you do not know or have access to your pet’s Source Number you will need to apply for your own.

You can apply for a source number on Animal Welfare Victoria’s Pet Exchange Register, which can be accessed at: https://per.animalwelfare.vic.gov.au/. Your source number is valid for one year and can be used for any other pets that are acquired in the same context. From 1st July 2021, an annual fee is $22.50 will apply for this source number. The process is quick and easy, and most clients find it takes 10 minutes or less.

We want to get your cat back home!

In the past 12 months Animal Aid has received 2528 dogs and 2689 cats into our care. Of those, 80% of dogs were reclaimed by owners, most within 48hrs. Sadly only 16% of cats found their way to their original home.

Contact our friendly Vet Clinic Team to book your appointment – (03) 8756 1300
Microchipping appointments are limited – don’t wait book today!

Why should I microchip my cat?

When much loved pets arrive at Animal Aid, we can tell they have been well cared for and know their family will be desperate to have them home – yet they aren’t microchipped and the shelter team has no way to contact their family. With one simple procedure pet owners can ensure that if their pet is lost, they will be notified quickly and their furry friend will be back in their arms in no time.

When a cat is microchipped and the details are up to date, they are significantly more likely to be returned to their original owners. Having your cat microchipped is a legal requirement, moreover, it truly is the best thing to do for your peace of mind and your cat’s safety.

Animal Aid is a place of refuge for the lost, unwanted and abandoned animals in our community. We work diligently to reunite lost pets and give a first rate second chance to homeless animals. Scanning for a microchip is the first thing that happens when your pet comes through the doors at Animal Aid. Do what is best, Don’t Skip the Chip.

Opening hours

Mon-Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays