Free NZCAR Scanners


On May 25, 2015 the NZCAR started to giveaway over 650 new Halo Scanners throughout New Zealand. Officially launching on May 29, the new Scanner Angel network is already up and running and being updated when each new missing chip number is flagged.

The goal of this 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 NZCAR Free scanner is available to NZCAR implanters, approved agents or any organisation assisiting in getting lost pets home.

You can apply online for a free scanner at the NZCAC website, click here for the application form.

Call 0800 LOSTPET (567873) during office hours for more information. Or email us at

The FREE scanner campaign is being backed by the New Zealand Companion Animal Council.and being delivered through the New Zealand Companion Animal Register.

NZCAR - Supporting NZ Pets and Owners

Offering a dedicated lost pet website service on a 24/7 basis, along with 0800 support 7 days a  week means the NZCAR is an ideal service for owenrs of companion animals in New Zealand. In fact there are over 380,000 animals registered, and each day the register is used to help lost pets get home. Registered pets include cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, donkeys, ferrets, goats, horses, lizards, pigs, tortoises, as well as 3 fish and a cow.

Another major benefit the NZCAR offers is that all profits are used to help Companion Animal charities and projects. Since 2007 over $2.3 million has been raised.

The NZCAR is also the only New Zealand pet database to offer both the ability to update and manage details online, as well as through a dedicated 0800 support service. The office is manned from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday for administrative matters and then offers an emergency out of hours mobile contact service too. This after hours support has proved vital as pets do not all choose to go missing during office hours.

Halo Scanners

You can find out more about the techincal specifications of the Halo. This fully featured scanner is an excellent all purpose scanner with great readability.

Scanner Angel software

Used around the world Scanner Angel has beome an international provider of software and hardware specialising in the repatriation of lost pets.

Other Uses for Halo Scanners

The affordable Halo scanner can also be used for more than companion animals. It can also read NAIT approved FDX cattle and stock tags, as well as ISO compatible RFID user ID cards.