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What is a microchip?

A microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is injected under the animal’s skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique number that is registered with a national database along with the pet owner’s address and phone number. The microchip can be read by scanners that are currently used by most animal organizations and veterinary clinics

Microchips keep people and pets together! Despite your best efforts, your dog or cat may slip out an open door or gate and disappear. We recommend a collar and identification tag but know that they often fall off. If you microchip your pet too -the odds are much better that you’ll get your best friend back!

All animals admitted to the Ramona Humane Society are scanned for a microchip. If a microchip is found, a number will appear and we will contact the microchip manufacturer. After a quick search of the pet database, the animal’s guardian can be contacted.

The cost of microchipping is a onetime fee of $25. Once entered in the HomeAgain database, microchips are registered for life, whether or not pet owners renew their annual memberships, and contact information may be updated online anytime free of charge by logging into HomeAgain.com.

Anyone can have their companion animal microchipped at one of our clinics. The cost for the general public is $25.00 per animal.