BY KARI KUH
The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is hosting a microchip clinic on Saturday, September 25, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Humane Society located at 778 N. Danville Bypass.
Why? The tags alone can get lost or removed, and the microchip is an easy way to permanently identify your pet.
“The first thing we do with a found pet is to search for a microchip,” said Kari Kuh, executive director of DBCHS. “With our partners at Boyle County Animal Control, DBCHS has a home return rate of over 30%, which is above the national average. We can reunite even more pets with their people by expanding access to the microchip. “
At the clinic, community members can chip their pets for a $ 20 donation to DBCHS. The donation includes the microchip, insertion and registration for the AKC Reunite recovery service. Proof of rabies vaccination is required and space is limited. Email Kari Kuh [email protected] to reserve a spot now.
YOUR PET WILL BE CHIP – At the Microchip Clinic, Dr. Stephanie Raispis of the Wilderness Trace Veterinary Clinic will microchip your pet. The tiny rice-sized identifier is coded with a unique number and implanted just under the skin in the skin of the neck. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds. The chip can then be detected and read by a scanner used by shelters, vets and other agencies. Please note that proof of rabies vaccination is required.
YOUR PET WILL BE REGISTERED – At the microchip clinic, you will receive an AKC Reunite registration form when the chip is implanted. You will immediately complete the form to register your animal for AKC Reunite’s 24-hour recovery service. This will ensure that you can be contacted when your pet is reported found. In addition, it is essential that you keep the information stored in the database up to date. If you were to move later or
obtain a new telephone number, please notify AKC Reunite immediately at 1-800-252-7894.
USE THE COLLAR TAG – Your pet will receive a yellow acrylic collar tag two weeks after the event, along with the dog’s confirmation letter. The tag will also link your pet to AKC Reunite. This unique identification tag will complete the microchip and can speed up the recovery process. When your pet is found, animal control, veterinarians, and rescue groups first search for visible identification and call the toll-free number on the tag. If there is no tag, they will scan your pet for a microchip and alert AKC Reunite, who will then contact the owner.
Millions of pets are enrolled in AKC Reunite, which is the largest non-profit microchipped pet recovery database in the United States. The program maintains a secure database and trained personnel provide recovery services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To date, hundreds of thousands of pets across the country have been collected and reunited with their owners through AKC Reunite.
About DBCHS: The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit established in 1972 that promotes the humane treatment of animals through compassionate care, commitment and support. To donate, please visit DBCHS.org/give or send a check to DBCHS PO Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. We are grateful to our generous community.