Remember the Bionic Man? Be prepared to meet his best friend, the Bionic Pet.
The RSPCA is encouraging animal lovers to have microchips implanted under the skin of their cats and dogs as a means of permanent identification.
Microchipped pets are registered on the Petlog database. These details allow strays to be “scanned”, then reunited with their owners. The society claims the process is a painless one and is an alternative to the traditional collar and tag or tattoo. Tattoo? Animal Hospital has a lot to answer for.