MicroChips work

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by annaraven, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    Just got a call tonight:

    "This is the humane society. Someone turned in your cat, Rowdy. "

    What's funny is, Rowdy wasn't even missing, as far as we knew. He was cuddling me at 3am last night. Apparently someone saw him out, thought he was lost and turned him in. They said he looked too well cared for to be abandoned, and checked and found his chip with our contact info.

    He's home now. Quite unhappy that I'm not letting him out to go rambling around the neighborhood again... Silly kitty.

  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Good for you for microchipping your cat!! I work in an emergency clinic, and it's amazing how many "found" pets come in to get scanned and there's no chip. It's so easy to do, and saves so much heartache for everyone involved!

    Just make sure if / when you move that you update the information!!! That's just as frustrating, maybe even moreso.....
  3. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    What great news!! I had my two Anatolian Shepherd pups microchipped this past weekend. I was so afraid that big needle (the microchip is the size of a grain of rice) would hurt them but they didn't even notice. The vet and tech did such a great job getting it in REALLY fast and distracting them right after that they did not react at all to it, only loved the attention they were getting.
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Crowing 7 Years

    Jun 4, 2011
    both my boys are microchipped. I'm glad that you have a HS that actually scans for them. Here, they don't. Seriously, they told me that their policy is only to scan dogs that match descriptions of reported missing dogs. Which is funny because they don't even accept strays??

    Plus, you still have to go in and check anyway because "sometimes I will think Bob scanned the dog. And Bob thinks I scanned the dog. So we assume that the dog isn't yours because no one found a chip"[​IMG]:he

  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    We microchip all the animals that come into the rescue. It's cheap and ensures the pet can always be found or claimed as long as the place that finds them scans for a chip. Most places do now.

    We just microchipped a tiny kitten and I think the needle was bigger than he was!
  6. LotsaChicken

    LotsaChicken In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2011
    I just microchipped one of my Pyrs day before yesterday. My other was already microchipped. My husband tried to talked me out of it. We live so far in the country he says if they did roam away noone would ever check for a microchip, but if there was anything we could do to bring them home and didn't I would forever blame myself.

    Chickerdoodle, it cost me $55 to microchip Daisy, but I've been told you can get it done much cheaper than that. What's the deal? I'd like to get my deaf/partially blind dauschund done, as well. I'm worried if he ever did get out of our sight he would have problems finding his way back. I know that when I had Duke's vet records faxed over from the humane society that he we adopted him from the charge for microchipping was only $14!! I couldn't find any vets in this area much cheaper than the $55 I paid mine.
  7. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    We have a privately funded animal (non profit, 501(c)) shelter in town. Part of the way they raise funds is to have a fully equipped van that set up in parking lots on the weekends and offered basic vet services (heartworm checks, vaccines, nail clipping and microchipping). Profits help support the shelter. They charge only $20 for microchips which I thought was a bargain!!


  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Glad it worked for you.

    By the way, the company that made the micro-chip that the boys have offers a free microchip reader to shelters. If you vet uses the microchips and scanner from AVID, you can ask your vet to select a shelter to receive a free scanner:

  9. duck walk

    duck walk Songster

    Jun 13, 2009
    white springs, fl
    all of my dogs are chipped...I have a scanner...I ordered the microchips from Jeffers and chipped them myself...the vet charges almost 40 bucks and I can buy the chips for 14.99 or so...they may have gone up by now as it has been a while since I chipped anyone, but still a lot less than the vet would charge...
    I know of several dogs who have been found and recovered by their families via the chip...

  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Our dogs are chipped. They were both shelter dogs and the shelters we adopted them from won't let an animal leave without a chip. Even if it weren't done automatically at the shelter though, I would still have had it done.

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