Why Microchip Your Pet?
Studies indicate that only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
Microchipping is the only unique, unalterable, tamper-proof, permanent form of identification that owners can provide for pets. Once microchipped, owners are encouraged to register their pets so that their contact information is on record in the event that their pet is ever lost or stolen. It is equally important to notify the microchip company, as well as the facility where your pet was microchipped, when you have a change in contact information. Having an emergency or alternate contact on record is also important in the event that the owners cannot be reached. This will make it possible to be reunited in the event that you are separated from your pet. All too often a pet enters the shelter with a microchip, but no current contact information is available on the owners.
All animals adopted from the shelter will be microchipped, and we offer microchipping to the public. Come in today and have your pet microchipped for only $20 and some peace of mind!