Why should you microchip your pet?   

  • Someone leaves the gate open…
  • Your pet digs under the fence and escapes…
  • Your underground fence stops working…
  • Your pet goes for a ride with you and…
  • escapes through an open window
  • escapes when you open a door
  • escapes when you get in a crash and is running around the highway
  • Your home is damaged from a storm/tornado/hurricane
  • Your pet zips out the open front door

No one ever expects their pet to be out of their sight. However, that’s just not reality.  Every year, thousands of pets are permanently separated from their owners due to the examples above. They are unable to be returned to their families because they had no Identification.

Microchipping should also be done if you are planning to re-home your pet or a pet you have found.  Keep in mind, it can take a pet up to 30 days (or more) to feel comfortable and secure in a new home. Collars with tags are important, but they are not permanent like microchips. Many Humane Societies and Rescues microchip their pets prior to adoption, to ensure the pet can be identified if ever lost. After a trial period, the microchip can be transferred to the adopter and they can add their contact information such as their name, address, phone numbers and veterinarian. Here on our website, ReHomeYourPets.com, we encourage pet owners or Good Samaritans to microchip their pets before re-homing. Remember… if lost, your pet can’t speak, so it’s your job to help him have a voice!

There IS no reason NOT to microchip your pet!

Kyle Elizabeth Cook

Marketing/Social Media Director

Animal Hospital of Statesville

Sandy L. Mills




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