As part of our commitment to keeping pets and families together in our community, we now offer free microchips to every dog and cat that resides in Davis County. About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip, which uses passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology for quick and easy identification, is implanted under the skin of an animal. When a lost pet is found, animal control agencies and vets can scan the animal for a chip in order to reunite the pet with its owner.
A recent study conducted by OSU found that 73% of stray dogs and cats are reunited with their owners due to microchipping versus less than 23% of strays found without identification. A collar, tag, and microchip together significantly improves reunion statistics to over 90%. Make an appointment today to schedule this free service!