Thousands of pets go missing every year, and unfortunately, many may not make it home. It’s why we strongly encourage all pet owners to microchip their pets. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification so that if your pet goes missing (and their collar and/or tags break off or are unreadable), your pet can be safely and quickly returned to you.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. It takes only a few minutes to implant and is safe and nearly painless for your pet. Should your pet decide to go on a solo adventure and are found by a humane society, animal control officer, rescue group, or veterinarian, they will be able to scan your pet for their chip and contact you quickly.

An orange cat getting microchipped.