Losing your pet can be a traumatic and even tragic event. Conscientious pet guardians protect their pets with collars and ID tags. Unfortunately, collars and ID tags are not foolproof and dogs and cats can still get lost. Collars can break or fall-off, leaving your beloved pet among the countless, unidentified lost strays at animal shelters. As a veterinarian who has worked at an animal shelter for over ten years and has witnessed this sad scenario replay day after day, I have come to realize that the true tragedy is the fact it can easily be prevented with the use of microchips.
What are microchips?
Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number to help reunite you with your lost pet. They are no bigger than a grain of rice and they are placed under your pet’s skin with a needle and syringe, not much differently than a routine vaccine. Unlike collars and ID tags, they can never break or fall-off. They work by receiving a radio signal from a scanner and transmitting the encoded chip identification number back to the scanner. With the chip identification number in hand, the vital contact information is only a phone call away.
Microchip Clinic Details
The Cabot Animal Shelter Offers Microchipping services for Dogs and Cats for $25. This price includes registration for the life of the animal and a one year maintenance plan. There is never any additional fees unless, after one year, you change your address or phone numbers then there is a small maintenance fee.
We microchip dogs and cats without an appointment M-F from noon to 5pm. We also offer Saturday microchip clinics twice a year.