We posted this on our practice Facebook page on 18th November “This lovely girl is Midnight. She was brought into us as a stray found in Bicester. She is microchipped but unfortunately we cannot get through to her owners! Please share in the hope they see this and we can reunite them!
Midnight is not the only one – we do have quite a few stray animals brought to us that are microchipped, but unfortunately the details are now out-of-date. If the owner has moved house and changed phone number, we have no way of tracking them down.
** A microchip with out of date details is just as bad as no microchip at all. **
If you ever change your address or phone number, please get in contact with the microchip database company to get your pet’s microchip details updated. We cannot amend the details for you.
There are several different databases for microchips. If you know your pet’s chip number, you can see what database they are registered with by going to www.check-a-chip.co.uk. This is will give you the contact telephone number of the database for you to contact.
Please take the time to check your contact details on the database today. You never know when you might need it!
Vet Helen Walton-Collett has recently completed an extra qualification in small animal ophthalmology
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We have been making a significant effort to ensure your pet’s visit to Bicester Vets is as enjoyable as possible