|What is a microchip?|
A microchip is a tiny computer chip with a unique number that is implanted underneath the skin of cats and dogs. The owners gets copies of the number in the form of stickers for their records and Lakeshore Humane Society will keep one of the stickers for our records.
|What does a microchip do?|
A microchip instantly identifies your pet.
If you find a lost pet or someone finds your lost pet they can take them to a veterinary clinic, rescue organization, police station, or humane society to get scanned for a microchip. If the animal has a microchip, the organization is able to look up the number and identify what company it came from. They can then call the company and the company will release owner information to the inquiring organization.
The Lakeshore Humane Society microchips animals with 24PetWatch microchips. After the microchip is implanted, owners can go online to www.24petwatch.com to register their pet. There is an annual database service fee of $21.95 for dogs and $18.95 for cats. You can also purchase a one time fee lifetime plan for a substantial savings. If you move or change phone numbers it is important to also update your information in the 24PetWatch database. If you do not register your information in the 24petwatch data base, your pet's microchip will always be registered to the Lakeshore Humane Society. Microchipping can also be done by businesses such as veterinary clinics, rescues, and other humane societies.
|Benefits of a microchip:|
It instantly identifies a lost pet. Microchips reunite lost pets with their families, and that is our mission!