Microchip Your Pet Before It’s Too Late

February 17, 2012

Help ensure a safe return! Get your pet microchipped. Our next clinic is Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3-4 p.m. Please enter through the admissions door on the right side of the building. Cost per microchip is $30. Cash only please.
Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and contain information that can be accessed by an animal shelter or vet to find the owner of a lost pet. A microchip isn’t meant to take the place of a collar and a nametag—both signify right away that the pet has a home—but if the nametag gets lost, then what? The process of microchipping takes just few seconds and is similar to giving your pet a routine vaccination. Most microchips last the pet’s lifetime, and boy will the microchip be worth it if your pet ever gets lost. It also allows shelters and vets to reunite you with your pet sooner, thereby spending less time in a shelter.

KHS Veterinarian Assistant Tamara Ayars (left) and Veterinarian Dr. Jen Stonequist
scan the microchip they implanted in a dog at a recent microchip clinic.