People who invest in pet food may want to think about spending just a little bit of money to get their four-legged friend microchipped.
This is because a nurse at a vet surgery in Rutherglen has highlighted the importance of doing so after a cat was brought in who had not been microchipped, The Rutherglen Reformer reports.
Frances Shaw, a nurse at Avenues Veterinary Centre, explained that the cat, which has a collar with the name Chico on it, may not be reunited with its owners because it cannot be identified.
She said: "The cat is lovely. He's a young male and is obviously very well looked after and very well kept. If he had a microchip we could have had him back with his owner very quickly.
"The owner has gone to the trouble of getting him a collar but there is no real information on that."
June is National Microchipping Month, a campaign that encourages responsible pet ownership through having them microchipped.