Tragically, statistics show that about 95 percent of the stray animals euthanized in U.S. animals shelters are euthanized because the holding agency cannot locate an owner. Collars are taken off and tags get lost, but with a microchip, your pet can't leave home without his identification.
The microchip is a permanent form of identification. It consists of a tiny capsule, about the size of a grain of rice, which is permanently injected just beneath the skin between the shoulder blades. The process is quick, safe, painless, and requires no anesthesia. The unique number programmed into each chip can be read by passing a scanner over the back of the animal to obtain owner information. Most animal shelters, veterinary hospitals, and some police departments are equipped with scanners to ensure the safe and quick return of your pet if it becomes lost or stolen.
The Hinsdale Humane Society microchips all our canines and felines at time of adoption. The cost of the microchip is included in the adoption fee, and there is no additional charge to register owner and animal information with the implant manufacturer. For more information about this valuable, potentially life-saving service, please call the Shelter during business hours at 630-323-5630.