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Microchip Your Pets

The importance of microchipping your pets

Valley Animal Center's low cost clinic offers a microchipping service. All through the month of May and June, there is a $10 discount on microchipping, bringing the cost down to only $15. For this low cost, you can rest assured that if your pet ever gets lost, you will be contacted when they are found or brought into animal agencies or shelters.

What you need to know

Vet tech holding a microchip that is the size of a grain of rice

What is a microchip?

Microchips are small, grain size, implantable computers chips. Each chip has a unique ID number and the implant process is relatively quick. By using a needle and syringe, the chip is inserted right under the animal’s skin.

When the chip receives a radio signal from a scanner, it will transfer the ID number to the scanner. With this ID number, the contact information registered to the microchip can be quickly found.

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Why should I microchip my pets?

Approximately 10 million pets in the US are lost from their owners, according to the American Humane Association. Sadly, only a small percent of those pets are ever reunited with their original owners.

Lost pets who have chips implanted have a much higher chance of being reunited with their owners. Unlike a pet collar that can fall off, a microchip is a secure, reliable, and permanent identification.

As long as you keep your and your pet’s information up to date, microchipping is one of the easiest and best way for your pet(s) to be reunited with you in the event they are ever lost.

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My pet is microchipped. Now what?

After your pet is microchipped, it’s important you register with the chip company. Valley Animal Center microchips used by our clinic are from FoundAnimals. This company has no additional fees to maintain the pet owner's contact information. Register your microchip HERE if you’ve chipped your pets with us.

Registration of microchip is the responsibility of the pet owner. Even if your pet is chipped, if you don’t register your information, or keep it up to date, then the chip will not be able to do its job.

After you have registered your chip, don’t forget to ensure your contact information is up to date!

Stop Animal Cruellaty Campaign

This campaign aims to educate our community members about the ways to ensure the safety of their pets, and even the pets who may wander into their lives. So many cats and dogs have been adopted from our shelter to loving homes, and we want to continue being able to support adopters and their pets by providing impactful information. Valley Animal Center is also here to provide our services where applicable to increase the health and safety of our furry companions and their loving owners. If you support what we do, follow us on our social media, or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on how you can support us.

Valley Animal Center

Located in Fresno, CA, Valley Animal Center serves the locale regions of the Central Valley. Upon entering our shelter, cats are tested for Feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia. Both dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and administered any additional medical care as needed. Even those once considered un-adoptable due to their medical conditions or disabilities have been rehabilitated and ultimately adopted into loving families. With the mission of uniting every cat and dog with a loving home, we utilize the resources, donations, and support from our community to fulfilling that mission.