Microchip For Pets Is $5 In August Only

Wednesday - August 20, 2008
By MidWeek Staff
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Central Oahu veterinarians have joined others across the island in “Microchip Madness,” a campaign to expedite the return of lost pets by providing low-cost microchip identification.

The lifetime ID will cost a flat rate of $5 throughout August at Cat-Bird Vet Mobile Hospital (623-5466) and Wahiawa Animal Hospital (621-7000). The device - the size of a grain of rice - is injected under the skin, between the shoulder blades of a dog or cat. (It typically costs $25, but the clinics are waiving the doctor’s-visit fee during the promotion.) It contains a code that can be read with a scanner that links the pet’s information with a data base at the Hawaiian Humane Society.

“Whether you are a longtime pet owner or about to introduce a new one into your family,make sure animal identification is on your todo list,“said HHS president Pamela Burns, noting that multiple forms of identification are best.

For details, call 356-2212.

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