Pets adopted from Watauga Humane Society now come complete with microchips. The microchip is injected at the time of spay and neuter surgery, and adopters receive an official Avid certificate.
Our pet adoption fee, ($95 for dogs and $75 for cats) includes the cost of microchip. By microchipping our animals, we hope to reunite lost pets with their owners more quickly and ultimately reduce the number of animals in shelters.
Read The Mountain Times article
Humane Society Offers Low-Cost Microchip Clinic
and the Watauga Democrat article
Humane Society offers low-cost microchip clinic for pets
Bi-Monthly Microchip Clinic
Watauga Humane Society has partnered with Dr. Cara Roten-Henson of Animal Medical Center of Boone to offer an affordable bi-monthly pet identification microchip clinic to the public. The first microchip clinic was held Saturday, February 12th, 2005. Twelve animals were microchipped.
Microchipping is the process of embedding a tiny microchip under a pet’s skin. The microchip contains a unique identification number and is small enough to be injected with a hypodermic needle.
When an animal enters a shelter or research facility, he or she is immediately scanned with a microchip detector. This detector reads the microchip number and displays it on a screen. The number is then called into a 24-hour hotline to identify the pet’s owner. A collar and tags may be lost or removed, but a microchip is a permanent lifelong ID system.
We encourage every pet owner to take advantage of our monthly microchip clinic and protect your pet. The fee is $25 and proceeds benefit WHS.
Clinics are held at Animal Medical Center of Boone (1582 Old 421 South) from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon on appointed dates.
No appointment is necessary. Please bring proof of current rabies.
Upcoming Microchip Clinic Dates:
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013