Become a Scan Angel
Will you help your local community by offering to scan lost pets for a microchip? Perhaps scanning local pets to check their chips are working OK and checking whereabouts on the pet they are located. You set the days of the week and the times of the day that you are happy to help. Your address is never shown, only your contact number during the times you set as willing to help.
Do you own a microchip scanner? You can buy a microchip scanner here
If you already have an account with us please sign in to update your scan angel settings.
Or create a new account to register as a Scan Angel.
How to contact a lost pet's owner [+]
Once the pet has been scanned and the microchip located and read the microchip number is displayed on the scanner. Click the 'Found a pet' tab at the top of the page and enter the microchip number in the search box.
If the pet has been registered with Microchip Central and the owner has given consent to display their data, you will see their contact details plus critical information about the lost pet. If it has been registered with a different database or they have not consented to their data being shared, you can try to contact the database directly.
If the pet is not microchipped or the owner cannot be contacted, the local authority must be informed.