We offer microchip implant and registration to the public no matter where you live.
We use Petlink microchips, which allows us to prepay for lifetime registration and register directly from our shelter data base program. This means we take care of the initial registration of the microchip and pet owners never have to pay to update their information for the life of the pet.
We charge $10 for each microchip and do not require an appointment. Simply show anytime during our visiting hours. It only takes a few minutes to gather your information, process the payment of cash or check, and implant the chip.
BENEFITS OF A MICROCHIP:
- Permanent form of identification that can not be removed, lost, altered or forgotten
- Ensures your pet is returned if found as long as the microchip is registered and the information on that registration is up to date.
- If your animal is brought in or picked up by us you receive a break on return to owner fees
- If your animal finds themselves involved in an accident while on an unsupervised adventure, you as the owner will be able to make veterinary care decisions that you feel are best for your pet and family. (most shelters, including us, will for financial reasons euthanize a stray animal if the animal is deemed to be in significant pain and/or risk of death to avoid further suffering of that animal)
- In the event that your pet is stolen or simply kept after being found and has been located, you can prove that you are the rightful owner
- 1 in 3 pets will find themselves lost, even if every precaution is taken to prevent escapes. Children or unfamiliar visitors can accidentally leave doors open, fearful events such as storms, car accidents, and new environments such as moving to a new home can cause a pet to be lost.
- Approximately 6.5 MILLION animals enter shelters each year. Roughly 710,000 of those are returned to their owners, of those 620,000 are dogs and 90,000 are cats – ASPCA
- Cats who enter our shelter are rarely claimed by their owners. Frequently either owners will not contact us to report their missing cat or if they do it’s weeks later. By that point the cat could have been adopted, placed in rescue, or euthanized.
- Cats who spend time outdoors, especially in highly populated areas are at the highest risk of being picked up as strays or trapped in humane cat traps due to nuisance problems. More often than not these cats are brought to a shelter.