A microchip could literally save your pet's life! Microchipping is a low-cost, reliable form of pet identification. Here's how it works: the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet. Each microchip is programmed with its own alphanumeric code, unique to your pet. When you register your pet's code with the national database, no matter where your pet goes, any veterinary clinic, hospital or shelter will have the ability to "scan" your pet to find that code. They can then check the national database to get your contact information, and voila! Your pet can now be restored to you. We have reunited many pets and their owners through microchip tracing.
Why microchip your exclusively indoor pet? Once pets wind up in a shelter, either as the result of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or flood, or as the result of negligence, such as a child or worker leaving a door or gate open, pets have a limited time for their owners to find them. Having a microchip with a current registered code is one way to ensure that no matter where your pet ends up, you and your beloved cat or dog will be reunited.