GRAYSLAKE – If your dog or cat becomes lost, how will they find their way back home? If your pet is microchipped, any veterinarian, animal shelter, or animal control facility can reunite you quickly.
April 16-23 is National Pet ID Week. Save-A-Pet in Grayslake offers microchip services for dogs and cats by appointment during regular adoption center hours that week and year-round. Regularly $35 each, Save-A-Pet offers a reduced microchipping fee of $25 on the third Sunday of each month (compared with $60 in most veterinarian offices).
Microchips are implantable computer chips that contain an identification number to help reunite you with your lost pet. No bigger than a grain of rice, they are placed under your pet’s skin with a needle and syringe. Unlike collars and ID tags, microchips can never break or fall off.
When someone finds your lost pet and takes it to a location with a microchip reader, it is quickly scanned. With the chip identification number in hand, vital contact information is only a phone call away. Chips are registered for life of the pet at no charge. Simply visit www.petlink.net or use your mobile phone to register.
For information about the microchip program or to make an appointment, call Save-A-Pet’s Animal Health Department at 847-740-7788, ext. 118.