The Watertown Humane Society will microchip your pet dog or cat (by appointment only) for the low cost of just $20.00. This will help to ensure that if your pet should become lost or lose his or her tags with your contact information, we will be better able to find you through the information provided by the chip ID number and with the help of 24PetWatch.
What is a Micro-Chip?
The microchip itself is the size of a grain of rice and is injected by a needle just under the skin between the animal’s shoulder blades. It is a relatively painless procedure and usually does not bother the dog or cat, although a small bump may be visible for a few days.
When you microchip your pet, both your pet’s and your personal information will be registered through a nation wide data base. Many veterinarians, animal shelters and Police agencies have a chip reader which they can use to locate the chip that’s been placed in your pet.
How Does a Chip Reader Work?
This is a totally painless process which involves hovering the chip reader over the pet’s body and when a chip is found it displays the chip ID number documentation on the chip reader. The chip number is tied directly to the microchipping service’s database (we use 24PetWatch). The service is then contacted to obtain the owner information.
Give your pet a better chance to get home to you! Call to make an appointment to get your pet microchipped today!
If You Find a Lost or Stray Pet
When a pet becomes lost they become frightened and they want to go home to their family. If you find a lost or stray cat or dog, please contact your local animal shelter, vet or your jurisdiction’s law enforcement agency to make arrangements to have them check for a microchip so that you can help the pet get home as quickly as possible! Remember, if this were your lost pet, you’d want someone to do the same for you and so would your pet!