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Microchipping & Strays

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin. It can be done during a normal consultation. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets. In some states of Australia microchipping of pets is now compulsory.

Microchipping and strays Goodna Vet

Microchipping and Stray Animal Care: Keeping Your Pets Safe and Found

If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner, so they can be reunited.

If your pet is not microchipped, please give us a call to make an appointment to have one implanted. 

Lost, Found or Stray Animals

If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan; we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to hold onto an animal and you will be asked to transfer the animal to the Brisbane City Council Animal Rehoming Facilities if an owner cannot be reached or unable to pick up the animal straight away. If you insist that we take the animal a fee of $100 (per animal) will apply for the animal to board with us.

To avoid having to pay this fee make contact with one of the BCC Animal Rehoming Facilities. (details below)


The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (Qld) states that any person in charge of an animal owes a duty of care to that animal.

A person is 'in charge' if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • owns or has a lease, licence or other proprietary interest, in the animal

  • has custody of the animal, including care or control of the animal

  • employs or engages someone else who has custody of the animal, and that custody is within the scope of the employment or engagement.

If you are in charge of an animal, this usually means that either:

  • you own the animal

  • the animal is in your care or under your control (i.e you have custody of the animal).



Warra Animal Rehoming Centre

523 Telegraph Road, Bracken Ridge
Phone: 07 3631 6800

Willawong Animal Rehoming Centre

340 Gooderham Road, Willawong
Phone: 07 3714 2800

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