Construction of a pet microchip

Wellington to make cat microchipping compulsory

After considerable acrimony, Wellington Council’s environment committee has voted to make cat microchipping compulsory. The amendments to the current animal bylaw are: all domestic cats over the age of 12 weeks must be microchipped and registered with NZCAR (New Zealand Companion Animal Register) or other Council approved microchip register the Council should use non-regulatroy options

Margaret Atwood comic book tackles roaming cats

Best-selling novelist and environmentalist Margaret Atwood, whose books include The Handmaid’s Tale, Surfacing and Alias Grace, has produced her first series of comic books, in collaboration with Nature Canada. Angel Catbird is the story of a superhero – part cat, part bird – and the books highlight the dangers of free-roaming cats, both to native