Micro chipping is a wonderful thing you can do for your pet.
Pets that have microchips have a far greater chance of being reunited with their family when they get lost, or even stolen. According to the American Humane Association, only 22% of lost dogs overall were returned to their families, while the return-to-owner rate for micro chipped dogs was over 52%.
Microchips are approximately the size of a grain of rice and are inserted beneath an animal’s skin, between its shoulder blades. The process is painless and takes about 2 minutes. Each microchip has a unique identification number and contains contact information for the pet’s owner. A scanner is used to collect the information on the microchip once it has been inserted. Each microchip (only one per animal is necessary) costs $20, and provides a permanent means of identification for each pet.
Rabies is a serious threat in our area. There have been 331 reported raccoon rabies cases since December 2015. Rabies is a viral disease which could be transmitted to humans. It can be deadly if left untreated.
The cost for both a rabies vaccine and a microchip is $25
The cost for a microchip alone is $20
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Simple Steps Save Shelter Pets
We’re going back to Bayfront Park for the 28th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk. Gather your friends, family, co-workers, and of course, your dogs, for a day filled with fun activities for the entire family.
Interact with our vendors and other animal lovers while raising funds for our shelter animals.
Sign up today at http://hbspca.kintera.org/walk