Microchip Your Pet

What is a micropchip?

A microchip is a safe, permanent transponder that is injected into your pet and will identify you as the pet owner.

  • The microchip is injected – similar to a vaccination – into the animal’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is painless for most animals.
  • The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice.
  • A microchip is not a GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking system. It is a radio-frequency identification transponder that records a unique code, which is used to contact the pet’s owner.
Microchip your pet

How does it work?

When a lost animal is brought into any shelter, it is scanned by a hand-held device that reads a unique code that identifies the owner.

Shelters and some veterinarians’ offices have microchip scanners.

Where do I get it?

Low-cost microchip and rabies vaccination clinics are held at the three County animal shelters every Thursday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., no appointment needed.

 

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