Microchip Clinic for Pets to be in Guelph Later This Week – Guelph IG News

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A clinic is happening in Guelph that can help owners reunite with their lost pets much sooner.

Pet owners in Guelph and Wellington counties can bring their dogs and cats to be fitted with a microchip at the Guelph Humane Society at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The chip implanted in the animal is the size of a grain of rice and contains the contact information of the pet and the owner.

“Currently, only 14 percent of stray animals that come to the GHS are microchipped,” said Lisa Veit, executive director of the Humane Society.

“We ask pet owners to consider microchipping given that the large number of dogs and cats that go missing in Guelph-Wellington each year have no form of identification.”

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Katherine Leonard, Humane Society’s manager of community programs and outreach, said the procedure is minimally invasive and the animal doesn’t know something is being put into them.

“It only takes a few seconds for the (microchip) to be implanted,” Leonard said. “Then whenever a pet is brought in, we scan the left shoulder blade at the top of the neck and it will tell us what the chip number is.”

This is the second time this year that the Humane Society has organized a pet microchip clinic.

“We had 88 pets that were microchipped back in June,” Leonard said. “We still have appointment slots (for Saturdays) available but they are filling up very quickly.”

The cost of a microchip is $35 per pet and proceeds from this clinic help the Humane Society to provide care and medical treatment for animals in need in our community.

To book an appointment, visit the Humane Society’s booking site or email [email protected]

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