WHY IS IT "HIP TO MICRO-CHIP"
SORRY, WE ARE NOT OFFERING A MICRO-CHIPPING DURING OUR VIRUTAL EVENT.
The Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society usually holds a low-cost micro-chipping clinic each year at PetAPalooza in Ballston Spa. Due to the current pandemic we are not holding the clinic this year.
Normally, folks just bring their leashed pet or kitty in a crate to PetAPalooza in Ballston Spa and we take it from there!
• $20 per current pet
• $15 per pet adopted on PetaPalooza Day!
No other fees required. All pets receive a 24PetWatch chip.
Pet-Loving, Highly Skilled And Licensed Veterinary Technicians
On Site To Administer Your Pet's Chip.
Our compassionate and Licensed Veterinary Technicians from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society will make you and your pet(s) feel comfortable from the second you step into the Microchip area. You will have some quick and easy paperwork to fill out and while you are filling out your paperwork, our technicians will already be getting your pet ready for their chip!
The procedure itself is quick and generally painless; much like receiving a vaccine with your veterinarian. The paperwork usually takes longer than the actually chipping procedure! After the chip is placed, you will receive an ID tag with the microchip number and information on the microchip manufacturer. The good news? You don’t need to worry about remembering to register your pet’s new microchip, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society does it for you and it’s included in the fee!
24PetWatch offers other services that you may take advantage of if you wish, however your pet's microchip is active, working and registered for the life of the pet without any additional costs or services offered on their web page.
Why Is It Hip To Micro-Chip?
Registered microchips give lost pets the best chance of returning home.
According to The American Humane Association, 1 in 3 pets will be lost in their lifetime, with over 10 million pets lost or stolen each year.
Dogs that are microchipped are 238% more likely to be reunited with their families than dogs who are not.
Cats who are microchipped are more than 2,000% more likely to be reunited with their families than cats who are not.
Will My Pet Feel Pain?
Microchipping is a quick (only takes a few seconds), safe and simple procedure and causes little discomfort. Some puppies and kittens may flinch or yelp as the chip is implanted, however the pain is minimal and short-lived and most animals will forget about it very quickly.
The procedure is nothing more than an injection similar to a vaccine or a routine shot that inserts the microchip - which is about the size of a grain of rice - under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades.
24HR Pet Chip Info
The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society uses 24PetWatch microchips.
A microchip is not a GPS, so it cannot be used to locate your pet. However, it can be used to identify him or her to facilitate a quick reunion.
After the chip is placed, you will receive an ID tag with the microchip number and information on the microchip manufacturer. The good news? You don’t need to worry about remembering to register your pet’s new microchip, the MHHS does it for you, and it’s included in the fee!