Sequoia Humane Society

A No-Kill Shelter Saving Lives Everyday

Microchipping

Pets can run away or get lost. The Sequoia Humane Society wants to help you keep your pets safe! In addition to a collar with identification tags, microchipping your pet will help ensure that they are returned to you.

We can also microchip your pet -- just stop by our Pet Adoption Center any open day between 1-4p.m. -- no appointment is necessary. The cost is only $50 -- and every Tuesday and the first Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m. you'll get 50% off the regular price!

All pets adopted from the Sequoia Humane Society are implanted with a microchip from 24-Pet Watch.

**It is important that you keep your pet's microchip contact information up to date. If you move or change your phone number, contact 24-Hour Pet Watch at 1-866-597-2424 or go online to 24PetWatch to update your information.

How does it work?

A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of an animal. The Iso-minichip we use is about the size of a 1/3 of a grain of rice, uses passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, and is also known as a PIT tag (for Passive Integrated Transponder).  The chip is injected under the skin using a syringe. The injection is comperable to a vaccination - and generally your animal will react in the same manner.  When a pet is found, a special scanner (carried by vets, shelters, law inforcement) will read the chip's unique identification number, and then owner information is retrieved through a national database.

 

 

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