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Microchip your Pet

Not everyone speaks "woof" and "meow". Give your pet the voice they don't have.

A pet identification microchip implant is available at Animal Services for $15.00. The fee covers the basic registration of name, address and up to 2 telephone numbers and email if provided by pet owner. For an expanded registration including additional/emergency contact, veterinarian and more, the fee is $19.50.

 Microchips are tiny capsules the size of a grain of rice that contain a unique identification number that links you and your pet.

 Inserting the microchip under your pet's skin is quick, sterile, and no more painful than a routine vaccination.

 Microchips are great for cats clever enough to remove their collars.

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American Veterinary Identification Device (AVID)

The microchip, which is programmed with an identification number, is encased in a biocompatible glad container small enough to fit into a hypodermic needle. Once an animal is injected with the chip, it can be identified throughout its life by this one-of-a-kind number. A painless special scanner is passed over the animal and the microchip sends a radio signal through the skin back to the scanner to read the chip. The chip number is then displayed in the scanner viewing window. Microchips are especially helpful when a pets tag is worn and illegible.

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