Cat Healthy Protocols

17- Identification and Licensing

Cats Get Out, Identification Gets Them Home

Canadian shelters take in approximately twice as many cats each year as dogs and the majority of these cats are unidentified. In 2014, less than 5% of cats were returned to their families. Visual and permanent identification greatly increase the likelihood that a lost cat will be reunited with its client.

Photo courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim

List of toll free numbers for microchip companies:

MICROCHIP COMPANY BEGINNING NUMBERS PHONE NUMBER
Petidco-formerly Avid 0 or 1 and 0A0 1-800-338-1397
Eidap Animal Registry 96800000 1-888-346-8899
Petlynx 1-866-738-5969
Canada Chip 1-800-396-1896
M4S (Microchips 4 Solutions) 0A0 1-877-738-4384
24PetWatch 0A1 or 98200910 1-866-597-2424
Trovan 0006 1-800-463-6738

Resources

Boehringer Ingelheim Get Me Home Program:
Cathealthy.ca/getmehome

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies Animal Shelter Statistics:
cfhs.ca/athome/animal_shelter_statistics_report/

AAHA Pet Microchip Universal Look Up:
petmicrochiplookup.org