Microchip clinic at the Humane Society – Saturday, November 11
The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. Those that are microchipped have a much better chance of being reunited with their owners. The Humane Society of Jefferson County is offering a microchip clinic on Saturday, November 11 from 1:00 – 3:00, with appointments every 5 minutes.
A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association confirmed the high rate of return of microchipped dogs and cats to their families and the importance of microchip registration. Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters without microchips were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase). Less than 2 percent of lost cats without microchips that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
The microchip is a simple product of our high-tech age. No bigger than a grain of rice and at only $25.00, less costly than a month’s supply of pet food. A pet microchip, and enrollment in a pet recovery database, brings lost pets home and provides peace of mind that your beloved companion will never wander unknown.
Veterinarians and animal shelters encourage microchipping, and with good reason—microchipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, unique and permanent identification.
No anesthetic is required. The procedure is similar to a routine vaccination. Unlike traditional collar tags, pet microchips do not wear down, fall off, or scratch into illegibility. Microchips are designed to last the life of your pet.
Please call the Humane Society at 920-674-2048 to schedule your appointment.