Each day, thousands of cats and dogs across the country become lost. Sadly, nationwide statistics show that only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats are successfully reunited with their loving families. More than half of these animals are not wearing collars or ID tags by the time they reach a shelter. To help increase the odds of your pets being returned to you in the event that they become lost, please have your pet microchipped at one of our upcoming microchip clinics!
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a small, electronic chip that serves as a form of permanent identification. The only information that is on a microchip is a 9-15 digit unique number, which correlates to the owners information in one of several nationwide databases after it's been registered. A microchip is not a tracking device and is unable to track the exact location of your pet, however, it is a permanent way to identify your pet, so even if they lose their collar and tags, they can be identified and returned to you after being scanned at a shelter or veterinary clinic.
How is a microchip implanted?
A microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is painlessly implanted under the skin, between the shoulder blades, of your pet using a quick, non-surgical process. The implanting procedure is similar to that used for vaccination and does not require the use of anesthesia.
Upcoming Microchip Clinics
Please note that our microchip clinics are operating differently than before: our microchip clinics will be hosted at Natural Pet Center, located at 3037 13th Ave S in Fargo, and will require an appointment to keep waiting times at a reasonable level.
Upcoming Microchip Clinic Dates and Times:
Thursday, August 18th, from 4-7pm at Natural Pet Center
Thursday, September 22nd, from 4-7pm at Natural Pet Center
Thursday, October 13th, from 4-7pm at Natural Pet Center