Cat owners may be forced to microchip pets as UK thefts soar

Cat owners may be forced to microchip pets as UK thefts soar

Millions of cat owners could be expected to get their cats microchipped or face fines under new government plans as the number of felines being stolen has risen sharply during the pandemic.

Mumbaikars opt for microchipping to keep pets safe

Mumbaikars opt for microchipping to keep pets safe

Microchipping can be done for dogs and cats and is a popular trend abroad.Adds pet parent, Swathi Sundararanjan, “I recently got my Cooper, my Golden Retriever pup, microchipped.Hearing loss, for example, can be one sign to look for.

Top 10 most popular dogs as prices hit £4,000 during lockdown - watch out for hidden costs

Top 10 most popular dogs as prices hit £4,000 during lockdown - watch out for hidden costs

Research from Burgess Pet Care has revealed that cocker spaniels are the most popular breed of dog purchased since the first lockdown.(Image: Burgess Pet Care)Burgess Pet Care has listed the essential vet treatments dog owners must be aware of when owning a puppy including microchipping £15, neutering £110- £300, and vaccinations £143.60.

Cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

Cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity.

Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Compulsory microchipping for cats and kittens could be introduced in England as early as next year, in a move that would help reunite thousands of owners with their lost or stolen pets.

Food writer opened a restaurant during the pandemic — for a chipmunk

Food writer opened a restaurant during the pandemic — for a chipmunk

Angela Hansberger, a food writer from Tucker, Georgia, missed going to restaurants as part of her job after the pandemic hit.But when her uncle sent her a tiny picnic table, a customer immediately showed up and suddenly she was in the restaurant business herself, playing host to a hungry chipmunk.

Pet weight: Is your pet struggling with quarantine weight gain?

Pet weight: Is your pet struggling with quarantine weight gain?

Months of staying home, bingeing over food and cooped-up on a sofa with their parents to watch OTT platforms has resulted in weight gain, laziness and a gloomy state of mind.With a bag of chips, snacks, biscuits and more unhealthy food to munch on, pets are faced with a new challenge- to lose weight.

Family offer £4,000 reward after 17 dogs and puppies stolen from kennels

Family offer £4,000 reward after 17 dogs and puppies stolen from kennels

Meanwhile, Melissa and Darren are offering £2000 each for the safe return of chocolate-coloured cocker spaniel Annie, and grey and white cockapoo Betsy, to their home in Chippenham, near Newmarket.

Microchip law loophole that is helping dog thieves get away with it

Microchip law loophole that is helping dog thieves get away with it

Since then her family have been on a mission to crack down on pet thefts (Picture: Debbie Matthews/Facebook)She says vets and shelters should always have to trace pets back to their very first appointments to find their original owners, who should be consulted on any changes in registration details.

Chip and Joanna Gaines have an adorable new pup — see the pic

Chip and Joanna Gaines have an adorable new pup — see the pic

Joanna Gaines shared a sweet photo of their newest dog playing with their youngest child, 1-year-old Crew .In 2016, Joanna Gaines shared an adorable photo on Instagram of their two Redbone Coonhound dogs , Casey and Hunter, who were still puppies at the time.

Did You Lose Your Pet? There's an App for That!

Did You Lose Your Pet? There's an App for That!

While having up-to-date identification tags and microchips are key advances, technology is offering a new approach—a facial recognition app to help recover lost pets. This free app aims to recover lost pets, it’s called Finding Rover.

How a Microchip Helped Giget Get Home

How a Microchip Helped Giget Get Home

The microchip, manufactured by the company PetLink, not only saved Giget; the company is also paying for her flight home! Giget’s journey between April and September will remain a mystery, but when she was brought to the shelter she was in relatively good shape.

Chipper the recycling dog inspires on Earth Day

Chipper the recycling dog inspires on Earth Day

Chipper and his owner, Katie Pollak, are on a mission to help the environment, picking up garbage wherever they spot it near their home in Mesa, Arizona. Chipper and his owner, Katie Pollak, in their home state of Arizona.

Adventurous cat puts the PURR into car engines... after getting trapped in TWO in one day

Adventurous cat puts the PURR into car engines... after getting trapped in TWO in one day

Home-loving Harry got into the engines of two cars the same day (Image: RSPCA)Inspector Taylor continued: “I managed to scan him for a microchip and contact his owners who rushed straight down to us to help me free the frightened puss.

CAT MYSTERY: Moggie missing for 9 YEARS returned home for final cuddles before she died

CAT MYSTERY: Moggie missing for 9 YEARS returned home for final cuddles before she died

After nine years apart Mike Marshall cuddles Babsy the cat (Image: RSPCA)Inspector Cooper today described the “goosebumps” moment she handed Babsy to Mr Marshall after checking out the address details from the microchip.

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

Poor Eric’s claws had been left uncut for so long they started to curl over (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) RSPCA inspector Nina Small said Eric was the thinnest dog she had ever seen alive (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Inspectors are hunting for Eric’s owners but he has not been microchipped (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)Luckily Eric is being given round-the-clock care and is on the road to recovery while an investigation is carried out to trace his owners.

King the wire fox terrier named Westminster's Best in Show – as it happened

King the wire fox terrier named Westminster's Best in Show – as it happened

Indeed, Colton the Schipperke is introduced seventh despite being ineligible for Best in Show (even though no one in the crowd has been made aware unless they’ve been checking the news on their phones).

Horse abuse crackdown: New law to stop sick and dying animals being abandoned

Horse abuse crackdown: New law to stop sick and dying animals being abandoned

The RSPCA rescued almost 1,000 horses last year and a huge majority were not microchipped, making it virtually impossible to trace the owners RSPCA assistant director of external affairs David Bowles "Until now, only horses born after 2009 had to be microchipped, but this law change will mean that all horses will have to be microchipped and details will go onto a central database which can be accessed by local authorities and other agencies.

Missing for a Month: Little Boy Reunites With His Stolen Puppy

Missing for a Month: Little Boy Reunites With His Stolen Puppy

Khalik said they were going to pet the pup, “He reached down, took off the leash and drove off.” While Khalik’s father gave chase, he couldn’t catch up. To help prevent losing your dog forever, make sure your pet is microchipped.

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island council’s new “pest plan” calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be neutered, microchipped and registered.

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