Microchipping

For the Love of Safety – Microchip your pet(s)

A pet microchip creates a forever bond between you and the pet you love.  Every dog and cat adopted from the Michiana Humane Society is microchipped before leaving the shelter. If you got your pet somewhere else and would like to know it can be identified, we will microchip it for a $25 fee.  Call the shelter to set up an appointment.

How Pet ID Chips Work

Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. Our trained staff simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.

A microchip provides permanent identification.  If your pet gets lost anywhere in the United States and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. With the code they can retrieve your contact information, and reunite you with your pet.

MHS and most veterinarians offer free microchip scanning. If you have found an animal, we can scan for a microchip at our facility at no charge. If you have a pet and aren’t sure what the chip number is, we’d be happy to scan it so you can contact the company to make sure it is properly registered.

MHS charges $25 per pet, please call the shelter at 219-872-4499 to make an appointment today.