Pet Microchip Information
- What is a microchip?
- Where can I get my pet mircochipped?
- When can I get my pet chipped?
- Facts about microchips
A pet microchip is the only permanent and reliable way to identify a lost pet.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a tiny rice-sized radio-frequency identification device (RFID). They are quickly and painlessly inserted under your pet's skin. Microchips do not have GPS capabilities but they are a permanent form of identification that can be registered in a recovery database. Recovery databases hold info about the pet and its owner.
Where can I get my pet mircochipped?
The South Bend Animal Resource Center can microchip dogs and cats for a 20.00 fee. The process takes about 10 minutes. Owners must provide a photo ID when having their pet microchipped.
When can I get my pet chipped?
SBARC can microchip Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 4:30pm.