Homeward Animal Shelter’s last microchip clinic of the year will be held this Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. These clinics are held on a first-come, first-serve basis, so no appointments are necessary. All pets brought to the shelter should be on leashes or in carriers.
While it does not replace collars and tags, microchipping is a permanent form of identification that greatly increases the chances of being reunited with a lost pet. A cat or dog can have their microchip scanned and their owner’s address and contact information looked up on petmicrochiplookup.org.
The procedure is safe, easy, affordable, and no more painful than an inoculation. Side effects are rarely reported.
The next microchip clinics will be in spring of 2016.