Last year at the Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC), 406 lost pets found their way back home. This was largely thanks to implanted microchips. These chips are the size of a grain of rice and are inserted below the surface of the animal’s skin between the shoulderblades. The chip stores the owner’s contact information in the event the animal is lost. Veterinarian offices and animal shelters can scan this chip to help a lost pet reunite with his/her family.

The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million pets in the United States are lost/stolen each year. This staggering number can easily be reduced through microchipping. The Humane Society for Hamilton County strives to combat this national issue by offering discounted microchips to the public.

Microchip your pet for just $35 during HSHC’s operating hours.
Implanting a microchip typically takes only five minutes and provides pet owners with a lifetime of security.

More about Microchips

Updating your pet's microchip information

If you don’t know who your pet’s microchip is registered through, enter the number into this universal microchip database. Once the microchip company is determined, you can reach out directly to update your contact information.

Current/up-to-date information can also be used as proof of ownership in the event an animal is lost/stolen.

Don't know your pet's microchip number?

Your veterinarian can scan your pet for a microchip and confirm the chip number and if your pet is microchipped. Keep in mind that sometimes microchips can migrate from original placement and that the pet’s full body may need to be scanned.

Is my adopted pet from HSHC already microchipped?

Yes! All HSHC adopted animals (dogs and cats) are microchipped. If you have any questions about your HSHC adopted pet’s microchip, please call (317)773-4974 or email hshc@hamiltonhumane.com

Love & Let Live

Every animal deserves a second chance at love — and life. We invite you to be part of the solution and give back to the animals who give us so much.