The benefits of microchipping include easy identification of the owner when a pet is lost. It assists shelters to easily match lost pets and helps get them home to their families.
The microchip is placed with a needle beneath the animal skin and no anaesthesia is required.
Since July 2009 microchipping is compulsory when acquiring a cat or dog in Queensland. Breeders must provide the vet clinic with a breeder identification number at the time of the appointment. It is a requirement for all breeders to sell puppies with their first vaccination and microchip.
We have been made aware of a telemarketing campaign that is currently occurring where the caller will try to solicit funds by claiming to be from Animal Welfare League Queensland or AWLQ.
Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) does not utilise the services of telemarketing or door-to-door fundraisers for any of our campaigns.
Please be assured that all donations to AWLQ are processed online via our secure payment gateway at www.awlqld.com.au/donate. Please keep this in mind when making a donation, if you are ever unsure call us on 07 5509 9014. Thank you for your continued support!