Scanner Angel and the NZCAR

In November 2014 the New Zealand Companion Animal Council announced two major partnerships designed at getting more lost pets home. The first of these was the development of a new system of information sharing between the NZCAR and New Zealands leading lost and found website, Pets on the Net. ( By sharing data and allowing people to quickly access records lost pets can be reported quicker and are more likely to be rehomed as soon as they are found.

The second partnership is with Pet Accessory Workshop, based in the Channel Islands, who have developed the world leading Scanner Angel software package. This package works with the Halo Scanners to display a message on the scanner screen when a pet is reported as missing and this list is updated from the NZCAR each time the scanner is plugged in to recharge.

The Great Scanner Giveaway!!!

On May 25, 2015 the NZCAR started to giveaway over 650 new Halo Scanners throughout New Zealand. These scanners work with Scanner Angel and the NZCAR to make identifying missing pets even easier. From May 29, the new Scanner Angel network is up and running and is being updated when each new missing chip number is flagged.

The goal of this free scanner campaign is to increase the number of places members of the public can check their pets are chipped and registered as well as making it even easier for NZCAR users to ensure lost pets get home. The free scanner offer is open to vets, spca's, rescue organisations, pet shops, or any other organisation that helps get lost pets home.

Applications for free NZCAR scanners can be made at the NZCAC website, click here for details. For more on Halo Scanners, Scanner Angel or on purchasing a scanner, call 0800 LOST PET (0800 567873).