Microchipping is a simple procedure that involves injecting a microchip beneath the surface of the animal’s skin, between the shoulder blades. The microchip ID code is one of a kind. When an animal is taken to a veterinarian or other animal facility, they can scan the pet for a microchip and read it’s unique code. The code is stored with the pet’s profile and linked to the owner’s information. Microchips are designed to last a pet’s entire lifetime. Virtually all vets and animal facilities are equipped with microchip readers.
The Maclean Animal Adoption Center provides microchipping for a fee of $25.