Microchipping & Tagging Your Pets

In order to increase the chances of reunification should your pet get lost, we highly suggest microchipping and tagging your pets. Each animal adopted from the Eau Claire Community Humane Association (ECCHA) is implanted with a unique microchip between their shoulder blades. Once equipped with the microchip, the pet is enrolled in 24PetWatch, a company that keeps a database of microchip users.

Microchipping is a permanent form of identification that involves inserting a small microchip under your pet’s skin, which can be read with a special scanner. This form of identification is reliable and can be a lifesaver if your pet becomes lost. Alternatively, tagging your pet involves attaching a collar with an ID tag containing your contact information. This is a quick and easy way for someone to locate your contact information without any special tools or equipment.

When a lost pet is recovered, the microchip will be scanned at an animal shelter or veterinary clinic and the owner will be notified immediately. The implantation procedure is simple and similar to administering a vaccine.

We can also microchip your existing pets for $25 plus tax. For more information contact one of our Adoption Coordinators at (715) 839-4747 ext. 1021. You can also get microchip identification for your existing pets from your veterinarian. If you have a pet that was microchipped at the ECCHA, it is important to keep your contact information up-to-date, so we will be able to find you if your pet ends up at our facility as a stray.

If you move or change your phone number, you can update your contact information by calling 24Pet at 1-866-597-2424, or by logging into your account on www.24pet.com. These services are available 24/7.

Benefits of Microchipping

  • Permanent identification
  • Increased chances of reunion
  • Reliable proof of ownership
  • Quick and painless procedure
  • Deters pet theft
  • Medical information storage
  • International travel facilitation
  • Reduced euthanasia rates
  • Community safety
Check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to us.

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Whether you’re looking to adopt, volunteer or simply want to chat about your love for animals, we’re all ears (and paws). Contact us today!

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