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 $20, and provides a permanent means of identification for each pet.
Where can I go to have the procedure done?
The HBSPCA hosts Microchip/Rabies clinics.
Rabies vaccine (with a FREE microchip): $25.00
Microchip only: $25.00
Upcoming Rabies/Microchip Clinics:
- Monday June 11th, 2018 | 3 – 6 pm | at HBSPCA – 245 Dartnall Rd |No appointment necessary.
- Monday July 9th, 2018 | 3 – 6 pm | at HBSPCA – 245 Dartnall Rd |No appointment necessary.
2018 Microchip & Rabies Vaccines To Date:
- February 26th: 35 rabies vaccines | 39 microchips | 80 microchips AND rabies vaccines
- April 9th: 53 rabies vaccines | 21 microchips |57 microchips AND rabies vaccines
In 2017 we implanted 716 microchips in dogs and cats, and vaccinated 669 pets against rabies at these clinics!
For more information on micro-chipping, contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.