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At the GSPCA we can microchip your cat, rabbit or dog for only £4.99.

Please telephone the Shelter on 257261 for an appointment.

Please ensure that your dog is kept on a lead and that cats are in secure baskets.

The GSPCA has been encouraging pet owners for nearly two decades to get their canine and feline pets microchipped. 

Another initiative to encourage microchipping of dogs is since the start of 2013 the GSPCA have been working with a number of the Parishes offering free microchipping as part your dog tax, click here for more details.

Dog tax is currently £10 per dog - Section 7 (1) of the Dog Tax (Guernsey) Law, 1969, as amended - A person who keeps a dog in respect of which dog tax is chargeable under this Law shall ensure that the dog, while on a public highway, is wearing round its neck a collar bearing on it, or having attached to it a disc made of metal or other durable material bearing on it, in clearly legible letters, the initial letters of the Christian names of that person followed by the surname of that person and the distinguishing letter of the parish in which that person has his ordinary place of residence.

The GSPCA deal with 150-200 stray dogs every year and a further 400-600 stray and RTA cats.  Unfortunately less than 45% have microchips and even less have collars with tags.

The GSPCA as well as many animal welfare organisations want to see all dogs and cats microchipped to ensure that if ever they become lost they can be reunited swiftly with their owners.  More importantly if they are found stray and involved with an accident then the vet history via the owner can be obtained quickly.

For more details you can call 01481 257261 or pop alon to the Shelter in St Andrews (click here for directions).

Another issue we often have are owners not updating their details with the microchip data bases and we would urge all owners to please ensure their details are up to date.  If you unsure on how to do this please get in touch with your animals microchip number and the GSPCA can refer you to the right company.

To find out one of the success stories when we managed to reunite Dipstick the cat please

Dipstick the cat returned to his owner thanks to a microchip - GSPCA, Guernsey