Microchipping

A simple scan could save your pet’s life, and save you from a lot of worry. Tragically, statistics show that about 95 percent of the stray animals euthanized in U.S. animals shelters are euthanized because the holding agency cannot locate an owner. Collars are taken off, and tags get lost, but with a microchip, your pet can’t leave home without his identification.

The microchip is a permanent form of identification that will not fade or be lost over time, as can occur with tattoos or tags. The microchip consists of a tiny capsule, about the size of a grain of rice, which is permanently injected just beneath the skin between the shoulder blades. The process is quick, safe, painless, and requires no anesthesia.

For the low cost of $15, you will have years of peace of mind! Imagine if your pet is lost and someone takes him or her to a shelter – the shelter can then call you and get your pet home! Come get your pet microchipped Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Every animal that is adopted from HSNB is microchipped, which is included in the adoption fee.

We use Michelson Found Animal microchips, which have free lifetime registration. You can also register any microchip for free with the Michelson Found Animals Registry. All of your pets can be registered for free at ONE place!

Simply go to: Found.org/start

  1. Set up an account
  2. Register your newly adopted animal and others in your household.
  3. Remember to login and update your information as often as you need!

Why is it important to keep your information updated?

Many animals who enter shelters with microchips end up not getting home, because the owner has not updated their information. It is very important you keep your address, phone number, email address, and any secondary contacts updated. Also, if you rehome the animal, login and update the information to reflect the new owner. There are many animals still registered to former owners who cannot get the animal to the new owner because the chip was not updated. Help us get your pet home, even if you have rehomed the pet – update the microchip information.