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. No appointment is necessary. Just stop by our Pet Adoption Center Tuesday through Saturday between noon and 4PM. The cost is only $25

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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