Why should I microchip my pet?
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 $25, and provides a permanent means of identification for each pet.
What is the price?
$25 for a rabies vaccine (AND free microchip if one is needed), OR, $25 for a microchip only.
Note: if you have any vaccine records for your pet, please bring them that day with you
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 9th, 2018, and get ready to Wiggle, Waggle & Walk for the animals at the HBSPCA! This year’s walk will take place at beautiful Bayfront Park. If this is your first time joining us or you are returning to walk again in 2018, we promise you an amazing fun-filled day!
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