Microchip/Rabies Clinics


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.

Pets must be a minimum of 16 weeks old to receive a Rabies vaccine.

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 Aug 27th, 2018 | 3-6pm | at HBSPCA – 245 Dartnall Rd |No appointment necessary.
  • Sunday October 14th, 2018 | 11am-2pm | Ren’s Pets Depot (Ancaster) | MICROCHIP ONLY

2018 Microchip & Rabies Vaccines To Date:

  • February 26th: 115 rabies vaccines | 119 microchips
  • April 9th: 110 rabies vaccines | 78 microchips
  • June 11th:  143 rabies vaccines | 97 microchips
  • July 9th: 110 rabies vaccines | 68 microchips

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 info@hbspca.com.