By microchipping your cat you are ensuring that, if the worst happens and they are lost or stolen, you have given them the best chance of being identified and reunited with you. It is a more permanent option than collars and name tags which can fall off or be removed.
If the cat you are adopting is already microchipped, the chip details can be transferred over to you. This can be done via the telephone or online.
If your personal circumstances change ie you move home etc., you should notify the microchip provider in order that the chip details you initially registered are updated and accurate.
Your local vets can microchip your cat and you can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £20-£30.
(If you have adopted from us and book this procedure through Pype Hayes Veterinary Centre (the centre we have used for over 20 years), you will be entitled to a discount. It is recommended that this process is booked in at the same time as neutering/spaying - if this has not already taken place.)
Finally, Birmingham City Council will check every deceased cat found on public roads, pavements or parks for a microchip! Provided this information is updated, their animal welfare department will contact and inform of the owners of the loss of their pet.
For more information regarding microchipping, check out the following websites: