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Microchips - The Key to Reuniting

We Need To Improve The Odds

Each day thousands of cats and dogs are separated from their owners. Sadly, only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats are successfully reunited with their loving families. More than half of these animals are not wearing collars or ID tags by the time they reach a shelter. To help increase these odds have your pet micro-chipped AND registering the microchip after implantation.  

Check out this short video about Microchipping from Found Animal Registry: Found Animal Registry - Microchipping Video

What Is A Microchip?

It is NOT a GPS!  The microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is painlessly implanted between the shoulder blades of your pet using a quick, non-surgical process. The implanting procedure is similar to that used for vaccination and does not require the use of anesthesia. Each microchip carries a unique number that is logged onto a national database. When a scanner is passed over the microchip low frequency radio waves created by the scanner activate the microchip, allowing the unique number to be read. If your pet finds its way to a vet, animal hospital or humane society, it will be scanned to see if a microchip is present. If your pet has been micro-chipped the story will have a happy ending.

I'm Sold! I Want To Microchip My Pet

Whisker-n-Paws helps to promote the microchip and vaccine clinics offered in our community throughout the year. The HELP Spay Neuter Clinic conducts this on a monthly basis. See our Events calendar for the schedule.

Five Steps To Animal Recovery

  1. Get A Microchip - This is a low cost 'insurance', is offered at many locations, and averages about $25 locally and some times for free.
  2. Register The Animal - The microchip does no good unless you register it right away which can be done for free on
  3. Animal Is Found - Hopefully the good Samaritan takes the pet to a veterinarian's office or local animal shelter to be scanned.
  4. Recovery Program Partner Is Contacted - The vet or shelter official will reach out to the pet owner on your behalf. 
  5. You Are Contacted - Calls are made right away and plans established for you to bring your pet home for a happy family reunion! 

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