Microchip Your Pet
One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.
Without proper ID, 90 percent will never return home, according to HomeAgain. Yet, studies show that by microchipping your pet, you can greatly increase your chances of seeing your furry friend again!
The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showed a return-to-owner rate of 52 percent for dogs who have a microchip, compared to a rate of just 22 percent for dogs who enter a shelter and are not microchipped. That means microchipping your dog more than doubles your chances of finding it if it’s ever lost!
Similar increases were seen for non-microchipped cats, whose return-to-owner rate of less than two percent increased to more than 38 percent for those cats who were microchipped.
Quick facts about microchipping:
- Implanting a microchip is easy and involves only a quick injection. There is no recovery time for your pet.
- Neither you nor your pet can feel the microchip once it is injected.
- A microchip does NOT track your pet. It only provides identification when scanned.
- A microchip provides identification that cannot be removed.
- *Please ensure that your pet also has a proper ID tag and collar at all times while always UPDATING the microchip with new addresses/phone numbers.
The Arizona Humane Society microchips dogs and cats prior to adoption and offers microchips to owned pets at all Arizona Humane Society clinic locations. This service can be added on to any spay/neuter or regular veterinary appointment.
Margaret McAllister Brock
1521 W. Dobbins Road
Phoenix, AZ 85041
602.997.7585 Ext. 4000