All animals adopted or reclaimed from the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center will be required to be microchipped. The fee for this is $25 and includes free registration with the national microchip company, AVID.
A microchip is a permanent form of identification, as long the chip is registered, and the registration is kept up to date. The registration information will be filled out prior to leaving with the pet and the shelter will mail it in to the company.
The goal of requiring the pets to be microchipped is twofold:
Increase the number of pets that are reunited with their owners, and
Increase the responsibility of pet owners who continue to allow their pets to run at large.
If you have any questions about microchips, please feel free to contact the shelter.