NZCAR Benefits for Implanters
As an implanter, whether you are a vet, spca, private implanter, pet shop or shelter, you are able to offer your clients the added peace of mind that a microchip can offer. Having a pet microchipped AND registered really does make a difference on whether a pet gets home.
In February 2011, the NZCAR assisted SPCA Canterbury by providing an 0508 lost pet service for all animals that were found following the earthquake. The NZCAR placed over 800 lost pet notices within a 12 week period and handled over 24,000 phone calls and faxes. Of the non-chipped pets we managed to get 25% of animals home within 7 to 10 days. For microchipped animals we managed to get over 85% of them home within 2 to 3 hours!
Of course as well as the feel good factor there are other more tangible benefits too:
- $2.50 of each $15 registration is retained by the implanter to cover admin costs.
- All NZCAR implanters can apply for a free NZCAR scanner that uses the latest scanner angel technology, where the actual scanner is updated with the current missing chip numbers when it is plugged in to recharge. This means the scanner can display a missing pet notice without needing to go back to the computer each time.
- All NZCAR implanters are eligible for FREE listings on the NZCAR website, along with being listed on our interactive map.
- All NZCAR implanters are eligible to buy NZCAR microchips. These high quality chips are not only great value, they are the only chips with the unique NZCAR certified ID card
- Implanters are eligible to purchase the official NZCAR collar tags. These high quality aluminium and enamel tags identify an animal is chipped and NZCAR registered and can be bought in packs of 10 for $15 + GST. They have a highly competitive recommended retail price of $4.95 offering a 200%+ markup to increase your revenue stream.
Also using the NZCAR is helping all pets throughout New Zealand. Half the cost of all registrations goes into a trust to help fund companion animal charities and projects in New Zealand. As at 31 December 2016, this has meant over $3.0 million had been raised.