Microchips are a great tool to help us reunite lost animals with their owners. They are an extra level of protection in the event the animal is separated from its collar and ID tag. They also assist in proof of ownership.
A microchip is a passive (containing no internal power source) Radio Frequency Indentification (RFID) implant that is placed under the skin of an animal. When a scanner passes over the microship, the circuit is completed and the chip transmits the data to the scanner.
DCHS offers microchips to adopters or to the public as well as to people redeeming animals. Walk-in microchip clients and redemptions must fill out a 'Microchip Registration' and 'Microchip Waiver and Release Statement' form prior to microchip implant.
When the microchip is entered into Petpoin, this will automatically create ownership of the animal and will register the information to 24PetWatch. If the owner moves, changes phone numbers or changes ownership (i.e. rehomes the pet) they will need to call the microchip company to update the information.
Microchips for Dogs - $40
Microchips for Cats - $25
Microchips for animals at time of redemption - $15
Walk-ins at Dane County Humane Society's Main Shelter - 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI