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. A microchip provides a permanent means of identification for your pet.
Rabies vaccines are required by law for all cats and dogs in the city of Hamilton.
We are excited to announce that the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA will be hosting a second Pop Up Rabies Clinic on Tuesday June 22nd and Thursday June 24th at our shelter – 245 Dartnall Rd. This clinic will be appointment based, held outside, and will adhere to COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all participants and HBSPCA staff/volunteers. Please read carefully
- Participants will need to pre-register fill out your form HERE and email to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pet parents will be contacted, in the order emails are received, to make payment over the phone. Payment can be done with Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit or Mastercard Debit.
- Participants MUST have a mask on when they arrive for their appointment. One family member ONLY to accompany dogs to the tent for vaccination. Cats will be transported by HBSPCA Animal Care staff to a secure area for vaccination.
- All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a secure, clean cat carrier.
- Cost is $35 per Rabies vaccine. Add on a microchip for an additional $25.00
*** For all your flea protection needs we will also have Advantage available for purchase