Every year thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by animal shelters and rescues. Unfortunately, some of these animals never make it home simply because they can’t be identified. There is a solution. It’s microchipping!
Because collar tags sometimes break or become illegible and tattooing can also become illegible, microchipping your pet is the only truly permanent method of identifying your pets with the information necessary to return them to you should they become lost. Providing your cat or dog with both tags and a microchip helps ensure a happy reunion if the unthinkable happens and your companion gets lost.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a tiny transponder about the size of a grain of rice that uses radio frequency waves to transmit a unique ID number associated with your pet. They’re implanted just under the skin, between the shoulder blades.
Top 5 Reasons to Microchip your Pet
Only true permanent method of pet identification
Lasts for the lifetime of your pet
Quick and painless procedure, just like a vaccination
Best chance of your pet returning to you should they go missing
Microchipping is recommended by the AVMA, AAHA, ASPCA, SAWA, the Humane Society and others.
How does a microchip work?
The microchip itself does not have a battery or any other form of power supply. It is “passive.” The “passive” microchip is activated only when it comes in contact with an “active” handheld scanner used by a trained, animal professional. The handheld scanner reads the radio frequency of the chip and displays your pet’s unique ID number on the screen. The ID number is input into the data base registry to get your contact information. They contact you and you can be reunited with your lost pet.