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The best and most reliable method of permanently identifying your pet.

Experiencing the mysterious disappearance of your dog or cat can be quite painful. Fortunately, microchipping makes it possible for your pet to be permanently identified for life, even in the absence of a collar.

The chip…
A microchip, a rice sized device encoded with a unique and unalterable identification number, is implanted under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. Insertion of the chip is quick, painless and entirely safe. The microchip is read when a scanner is passed over the animal. If your pet should become lost or even stolen, animal shelters and veterinarians can scan your pet and obtain owner information, giving you the ability to be quickly reunited with your pet.

The benefits…
As the benefits of microchip identification have become increasingly apparent, the practice is viewed as an essential part of responsible pet care. Veterinarians, shelters and animal advocates recommend microchipping as one of the most important actions toward the protection of your pet.

The law…
In fact, Article II., Sec. 531-202 of the Indianapolis/Marion County Code of Ordinances makes an implanted microchip one of the two accepted means of identification required to be worn by dogs and cats in addition to any other tags required by state law or other provision of the Code.

The cost…
Only $10 to have your pet microchipped at Indianapolis Animal Care & Control. No appointment is necessary and your pet can be microchipped anytime during our hours of operation.

Shelter Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Wednesday, extended hours until 7pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

For additional information please call 317.327.1397.