Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number to help reunite you with your lost pet. They are very simply placed under your pet’s skin and are similar to a routine vaccination. While collars and ID tags can fall off or fade, microchips will never break or fall off. They have an encoded chip identification number that is scanned with a microchip scanner and the owner’s information will show up right away. This means if your pet is lost and brought to a shelter, the pet will be scanned and the staff will have your personal phone number to call and let you know that you pet is no longer lost!
A Microchipping service is only $30.00 at Camden County Animal Shelter. Dogs and cats with microchips are reunited with their owners much more often than animals without microchipping. Losing your pet can be a scary and traumatic causing panic and sending you on a mission to find your missing loved one. Hopefully your pet will never get lost, but in case it happens, by having a microchip, you are giving yourself and your pet the best chance of a speedy, happy reunion. Microchipping is an extremely useful service should you ever need it and is an extremely worthwhile investment.
Microchipping is performed by a licensed veterinarian during our walk-in-vaccine clinic on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:00 am and 10:30 am.
Please call 856-401-1300 ext. 109 for more information.