First Ever Three Species Microchip Clinic at the Humane Society!

First Ever Three Species Microchip Clinic at the Humane Society!

Windsor/ Essex County – On September 10, the Windsor/ Essex County Humane Society (WECHS) hosted its first-ever microchip clinic for dogs, cats, and rabbits.  Prior microchip clinic have been focused on dogs and cats, but recognizing that rabbits are the third most common pet in North America, rabbits are now being welcomed at our microchip clinics. 

A microchip is a small chip (about the size of a grain of rice) that will bring up a specific number when scanned by the proper type of scanner. Microchips use radio frequency identification technology to communicate with microchip scanners. Humane societies, vet clinics, and municipal pounds have scanners capable of reading microchips. When the chip is scanned, the number is matched in a database to determine the owner’s contact information so the pet can be easily returned.

A total of 72 dogs, cats, and rabbits were seen at the clinic, and all now have permanent, non-removable pet identification that will not fade or be lost over time, as can occur with tattoos or tags.

All dogs, cats, and rabbits adopted from the Humane Society are already microchipped; pet owners who obtained their pet somewhere else and would like to get them microchipped are invited to watch www.windsorhumane.org for the date of the next clinic.  Microchipping is also available at the time of spay/ neuter at the Humane Society’s public veterinary clinic.