GHHS is no-kill animal shelter in Huntsville, Alabama.

July is Microchip Month

GHHS is hosting a Chip-A-Thon for the month of July!

Get your pet microchipped!

Come by the GHHS Shelter (appointment only!) in July and get your furry friend microchipped for only $15.

Even though your fur baby might sprawl across the couch or cuddle you like a human, the truth is they often lack an ability most of us possess – the ability to find their way home if they become lost.

You could buy an Apple AirTag and try to attach that to Fido’s collar using your reverse engineering knowledge, but having your pet microchipped seems like a better bet. Microchipping ensures if your pet does go missing and turns up at a vet clinic or animal shelter they can be safely returned to you as quickly as possible.

We’ll be chipping away (get it?) throughout the month of July at our shelter (2812 Johnson Road SW, Huntsville, AL 35805).

Please call us at 256-881-8080 or email us at info@ghhs.org to make your appointment.

In this article, we’ll cover the basic benefits of Microchipping your pet:

  1. What is a microchip
  2. Why are microchips important?
  3. How can I get my pet microchipped?

1. What is a microchip?

An affordable, pain-free and long-term solution, a microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification for your furry friend.

About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip is a small chip encased in a glass cylinder with a unique identification number that can be detected with a microchip scanner. The microchip won’t ever need to be replaced and only functions when a scanner is passed over your pet’s body causing a radio frequency signal to transmit the identification number.

Don’t worry, this signal is perfectly safe for your pet.

2. Why are microchips important?

With one in three pets becoming lost at some stage, these tiny chips are your pet’s best chance of being returned safely home if they do go missing.

While collars and tags can help reunite lost pets with their families; they can easily fall off or be removed, and tags can fade. Microchips are a permanent, and the most reliable, method of identification. In fact, microchipped dogs are more than twice as likely to be returned to their owners, and microchipped cats are more than 20 times as likely to be returned to their owners.

Let’s just say we don’t want your pet to end up like Missing Missy.

3. How can I get my pet microchipped?

GHHS is hosting a Chip-A-Thon the entire month of July! Come by the GHHS Shelter (appointment only!) in July and get your furry friend microchipped for only $15. 

Additionally, GHHS Community Day will be July 17th from 9am to 2pm. On GHHS Community Day, we’ll be offering microchipping, a Pet Wellness Clinic, a Plant Foster Party Pickup, a Kong Stuffing Part, and a King’s Kitchen Distrubution! Make sure to mark your calendar!

GHHS also offers microchipping every second Saturday of the month during our Pet Wellness Clinic.

Please call us at 256-881-8080 or email us at info@ghhs.org to make your appointment.

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