Is anyone aware of software which could be used to check if an animal is chipped / that could potentially read the chip also?
My girlfriend and I have been visited frequently by a cat which may be lost. We'd like to take it to the vets to check for a chip, but the local vets all seem to be closed at weekends, and our work hours make visiting during the week hard. Also we're anxious about putting someone else's cat into a basket and wandering around London with her. I believe the chips communicate via NFC, so would think that it should be possible for an NFC enabled smartphone to detect this. That would at least let us know if she is chipped; and there may even be a way to use this info to get more; e.g. an owner's contact details, or at least an ID which we could report to a vet by phone).