Having multiple forms of identification for your pet is important! Personalized pet ID tags, microchips, and even city licenses, are all great tools to help reunite you with your beloved pet should they go missing. It is important to display tags on your pet’s collar in addition to being microchipped to give your pet the best chance of finding their way back home.
All pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their name and the phone number of their owner, but only a microchip provides a permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read.
A microchip is not a GPS tracking system. A microchip is a small device, about the size of a grain of rice, that once implanted contains a unique number used to identify animals when scanned by a shelter or vet. The number is used to find the owner’s contact information in a registry. If your pet is microchipped, it is important that your contact information is always up to date to help ensure your pet is reunited with you should they ever get lost. Microchips are important tools in reuniting pets with their owners.
KC Pet Project provides public microchipping services for cats and dogs for only $25.00, no appointment is necessary. You can take advantage of our microchip services anytime during normal business hours at all KC Pet Project locations.
If you are looking for a microchip registry, microchips can be registered for free with Found Animals using their website at https://www.foundanimals.org/microchip-registry/