Chip Your Pet!

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Received the following message from Kathy at the Humane Society; if you love your pet(s), this sounds like a very good idea, especially for such a low price. If you have any questions, call 454-2276.

The Humane Society of Cascade County will offer a microchip clinic for pets this Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 1-4pm at the Westgate Mall. Drs. Kelly Manzer and Rick Helms will inject the mostly-painless id chips under an animal’s skin for $25 which includes a lifetime registration. A second clinic will be held on June 2 from 1-4 pm, also at Westgate Mall, managed by Dr. Rick Helms and Dr. Micki Lague . Proceeds benefit the Humane Society operations. There is a limit of 500 pets for the first clinic.

Microchips are approximately the size of a grain of rice and are injected in the scruff of the neck. The owners information will be registered with the microchip company, and should your pet become lost, virtually any vet or shelter with a scanner can retrieve your information. It is a much more reliable way to find your lost pet than relying on collars and tags, which are easily lost.

A third clinic will be sponsored at Bark at the Park on June 30 by the Electric City Kennel Club, with proceeds also going to the HSCC. Drs. Lague will once again donate her services. Bark in the Park is a very popular public event held every year as a fund-raiser. Join us from 11-3 at Gibson Park for tons of other activities and fun in the sun.

I’ll vouch for the “Bark In The Park” — I stopped by last year, and it was great fun. Also: Humane Society of Cascade County site, and a list of upcoming events.



  1. Dave,
    Our first microchip clinic went well. We chipped about 65 animals and hope to do alot more on our next clinic on June 2nd. Thank you for posting the information.


  2. This is off a microchip website and might be mentioned with the notice of the next clinic so the public does not assume their pet is automatically registered.

    What happens to the chip registration? When I sell the pet?

    If the owner does not enroll the pet(or change the registration if the pet is already in the system), the chip will stay in the name of the person who purchased the chip, that being the breeder or veterinarian. As with all animals, it is important to keep the chip registration information current.

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