Pet collars and tags can fall off when a pet becomes lost. Permanent identification, such as a microchip, can ensure a quick reunion between the owner and the animal.
Here's how it works: A microchip is a small identifying electronic circuit about the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted under the pet’s skin with a sterile needle by a trained professional. The chip stays in the animal its whole life. The chip stores a unique number that can be read by a scanner. That number is stored in a national database with the owner’s contact information. If the pet is ever lost and is brought to a shelter or veterinary clinic, the pet can be scanned. The facility calls the microchip company who looks up the number and relays the owner’s information.
SOS Pets offers low cost microchipping to any interested pet owner. The cost is a $20 donation that covers registering the owners' information with the microchip company. Usually when we have a public pet event, we offer a microchipping clinic. If you do not want to wait for the next event, we would be happy to come to your house. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.