Microchip Success - Michigan Humane Society

Microchip Success

Dog reunited with owner thanks to MHS microchip

September 20, 2016

Jace was one of the thousands of dogs that come to MHS through our emergency rescue team each year.

He was dirty, thin and unkept, but during a routine scan done on all animals that come into MHS, we discovered that he had a microchip.

A microchip is a permanent form of pet ID, the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted between a pet’s shoulder blades. This chip can be read by a scanner that allows someone to access information about the pet and contact info of the owner.

Because Jace had a microchip, we were able to reach out to the person listed on his microchip, and we discovered that Jace was not just an abandoned, unwanted dog like so many that pass through our doors.

Jace’s owner told us that Jace had been stolen from him in May – four months before we found him. He was thrilled to hear Jace had been found, and he came to the shelter where he and his dog had a happy reunion.

Jace’s owner had gotten his microchip implanted at a low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic put on by MHS. Our veterinary clinics can microchip pets every day, but we also provide clinics like this to help increase accessibility to this lifesaving form of ID.

Learn more about microchipping and find out how to get your pet microchipped by clicking here

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