Make sure to microchip your pets say vets

Cat microchipping at Hawthorne Lodge vets, Banbury. Jinks the cat with owner, Cherida Plumb and veterinary nurse, Amanda Tudhope. NNL-150120-094813009
Cat microchipping at Hawthorne Lodge vets, Banbury. Jinks the cat with owner, Cherida Plumb and veterinary nurse, Amanda Tudhope. NNL-150120-094813009

Staff at Hawthorne Lodge Vets in Banbury are urging people to make sure their pets are microchipped following an increase in the number of stray cats.

Veterinary nurse Amanda Tudhope (pictured) said: “There are so many times that we can’t trace the owners – it’s so frustrating.” She added many people are now relying on social media to find their lost pet but they should still phone all vets in the area.

Owners who have had their pets chipped also need to make sure their registered details are up-to-date.

Microchipping a cat is £10 and it is free to check an existing chip.

The vets is also offering free identichipping of all dogs through the Dogs Trust.

Pictured is Cherida Plumb with her cat Jinks.