Microchipping

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A microchip could save your pets life.  It is a way to get your pet home if he or she ever becomes lost.

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice that gets implanted under the skin, usually between the shoulder blades. The microchip has a number that becomes registered to you once implanted. If your pet ever wanders away from home, any animal control officer, humane society or veterinary hospital can scan for this microchip.

Then the microchip company is contacted and your information is obtained. Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer microchipping to increase the chances of a safe return of your pet.

 

Situations where a chip can mean life or death are: a lost pet, natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, fire, a tornado or hurricaine and injuries such as being hit by a car.  All of the above situations lead to pets being separated from their homes.  In some cases, Animal Control must evacuate pets from a community into a central holding area.  Being able to prove a pet is yours is invaluable in these situations, especially if your pet is difficult to identify from a photo or does not have distinguishing markings.