Microchipping is one way to keep your pets safe, here's how you can get your pets chipped for free.

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What is microchipping?

When you get your pet microchipped that means you have a small microchip inserted under the skin of your pet's neck.  The chip is about the size of a grain of rice, and the chip makes sure your information is on your pet at all times. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the chip is injected under the skin with a needle and hurts no more than a regular injection.

Photo by Caleb Fisher on Unsplash
Photo by Caleb Fisher on Unsplash

The AVMA explains how  microchips help reunite owners with lost pets:

 When an animal is found and taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic, one of the first things they do is scan the animal for a microchip. If they find a microchip, and if the microchip registry has accurate information, they can quickly find the animal's owner.

The AVMA says that studies have shown that animals who are microchipped have an easier time reuniting with their owners.  In fact, in a study, they found that microchipped stray dogs were returned to their owners more than double the overall rate for stray dogs, and for stray cats, the return rate was even higher.

Free Microchip Clinic Coming to Evansville

If your pet isn't chipped, it's usually not too expensive to have your pet chipped, but thanks to the Vanderburgh Humane Society and Evansville Animal Control, you can get your pet chipped for free on March 3rd from 1-5 PM.

Vet with dog and cat. Puppy and kitten at doctor.
The Vanderburgh Humane Society and Evansville Animal Care & Control are teaming up to host a FREE microchip clinic on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 1:00-5:00 pm! Anyone can bring their dog or cat to the Vanderburgh Humane Society's Intake Department rear lobby to be microchipped at no cost that day.
If your pet is ever lost (which can happen to anyone!) a microchip can be the difference between getting your pet home vs. never seeing them again. We have seen firsthand that it saves lives and keeps families together! Collars & tags are great, but they can come off... get your pet microchipped!
Know before you go:
- Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers
- National registration is included at no additional charge
- We expect this event to be busy -- please prepare for a line
- There is NO limit to the number of pets you can bring
- This will be in the VHS' BACK Intakes lobby (past the front parking lot, through the cul de sac.)
This event is made possible through the Best Friends Animal Society Prince & Paws Shelter Collaborative Program
For more information on this free clinic, you can check out the Facebook event page, here.

Animal Shelters and Rescues In and Around Evansville Indiana

Whether you are looking to foster or adopt a homeless animal, or you would like to volunteer or donate, here are the animal shelters and rescues in and around Evansville, Indiana.



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