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Did you know it’s illegal not to have your dog microchipped? It became compulsory back in 2016, though the Scottish SPCA is still concerned many dogs out there are not. 

Our belief is that microchipping should be mandatory for all dogs and cats.


What are the benefits of microchipping? 

Microchipping is vital to responsible pet ownership. If a pet goes missing, a microchip can help get it back safe and sound to its owner. The Scottish SPCA can also use microchips to identify owners in instances when people have abandoned or mistreated animals. 


How do you get your pet microchipped?

You can visit any of our animal rescue and rehoming centres by appointment to have your pet microchipped. For the cost of £17, it’s a no-brainer to give you peace of mind should your pet go missing. 

Anyone interested in arranging an appointment should contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999 (option 2). 

Please remember to update your contact details and address on the microchip should they change.