What is National Pet ID Month

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Each year, thousands of lost cats and dogs across Australia arrive at shelters and have no way of being reunited with their owners; either because they are not identified or their owner’s contact details are out-of-date.

December is a particularly busy time for shelters across Australia as they are inundated with pets that have escaped and become lost due to fireworks, stormy weather and holidaying owners.

National Pet ID Month is an annual awareness raising month initiated by the National Pet Register and The Lost Dogs’ Home to better the chances of reuniting these lost cats and dogs with their owners.
What you can do:

  • Mark December in your calendar as National Pet ID Month and an annual reminder to get on top of your pet’s identification,
  • Learn how to identify your pet, update your details and what to do if you lose a pet or find a lost pet,
  • Visit a ChipChecker event during December,
  • And, keep an eye out for an updated list of microchipping and ChipChecker events throughout the year at petregister.com.au/events

Our 2014 campaign

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Reuniting a lost pet with their owner should only ever be a phone call away however, each year thousands of lost pets cannot be returned home simply because their owners cannot be contacted.

More and more owners are identifying their pets with a tag and microchip. While this is encouraging, many owners fail to or are not aware they need to keep their contact details corresponding to their pet’s microchip updated so they can be contacted and reunited with their lost pet.

Our campaign focus this year is to urge pet owners to update their details.

One way pet owners can check their pet’s microchip is by attending a ChipChecker event during National Pet ID Month or by calling 1300 REG PET (1300 734 738).

ChipChecker events are free of charge and require no bookings.