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your cat beep
By KATRINE MANGOLD
It is not hard to see why you should micro-
chip your dog -- you cannot register them
with the council unless you do.
However, microchipping your cat is also a
If your cat is lost, a microchip provides vet
clinics, SPCA and shelters with a way to con-
Similarly, if your cat is found injured by
someone else, this allows vet clinics to
quickly get in touch with you.
There are even cat-doors that are linked to
chips so that only your pets can enter.
A microchip is a small computer chip with
a number loaded on to it.
It is the size of a grain of rice and is inser-
ted under your pet s skin over the shoulders,
using a large needle.
Sedation is not required for this procedure
(unless your cat is a real tiger!) and microchi-
pping can be done during a routine vacci-
However, as it is uncomfortable we often
combine microchipping with routine anaesth-
etics, especially castration or spaying.
Your cat is scanned before and after micro-
chipping to ensure that they do not already
have a chip and that their new chip is work-
Usually during scanning the chip is found
near where it was inserted; sometimes chips
migrate in the skin and you might notice the
beep is found further down the shoulders or
Scanners pick up the number loaded onto
the chip; but that is all they pick up.
Your details are not stored on this chip.
In order to link the number on the chip to
you, your pet and their microchip number
need to be stored on the New Zealand Com-
panion Animal Register.
This register allows any clinic or shelter to
look up the number stored on your chip,
bringing up your details.
When your cat is microchipped, a one-off
fee of about $20 is required to register your
pet with the NZCA.
This information is then stored for life.
Success: Springston's year five and six netball team with referee Hannah Dodson and Katelyn Beer of Lincoln High School.
JOINT CHAMPIONS: Springston hockey team celebrate its joint victory
TOUGH CONTEST : West Melton School's
Nick Pitt, left, puts the pressure on.
BALL BATTLE: Hamish Turnbull with
Millie Thompson (left) in support.
SPRINGSTON SCHOOL S hockey team was the
toast of the school after finishing first equal in a
Canterbury wide tournament last week.
The mixed team won its pool, then went on to
beat Ashburton Borough in extra time in the quar-
ter final of the Canterbury primary schools winter
tournament at Hagley Park.
One hundred and seventy nine teams from 81
schools competed in netball, hockey, football and
Springston went on to beat Villa Maria in the
semifinal 1-0, then met Tai Tapu in the final.
The match finished in a draw and with no pro-
vision for extra time, the honours were shared.
Springston s netball team -- made up of year 5
and 6 girls -- also took part.
The girls played in the junior B grade and fin-
ished a respectable fourth.
The team had progressed through the Lincoln
Zone tournament to qualify for the Canterbury
West Melton had a strong presence at the tour-
nament, with an intense football battle against
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