No Kill Pima County's Lost Pet Initiate!
Approximately once a month NKPC will provide a low cost microchip event in Pima County. This service can make all the difference in reuniting lost pets with their owners. A microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is injected like a vaccination under the pet's skin on their back between their shoulders. It holds a number that can be detected by a special scanner. Most vets and shelters will scan a found pet for free and using that number will be able to call a registry and identify the owner. The chips we use come from Found Animals Foundation who maintains a pet owner registry for free, no matter how often the owner updates their contact info. Microchips are only effective when the owner lets their microchip company know how to contact them!
Pets should be fully vaccinated before bringing them to public events.