13. June 2020 - 11:00 till 14:00
Hudson Valley Humane Society, Pomona
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Dog and Cat Microchip Clinic | Saturday, 13. June 2020

A pet microchip clinic will be held at the Hudson Valley Humane Society’s headquarters at 200 Quaker Road, Pomona, NY 10970 on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. A veterinarian or a licensed veterinary technician will be inserting the sterile microchips. A fee of $30.00 includes the microchip, insertion, and lifetime enrollment in a recovery service. Microchips are a guaranteed and permanent way to identify a pet’s family and expedite their safe return when lost. It is not uncommon for an animal to become lost and if they are wearing an I.D. tag, it is often illegible.

“Microchips are the optimal method for absolute identification and increases the likelihood that a pet can be reunited with their family if lost or stolen” commented AnnMarie Gaudio, HVHS President and Humane Law Enforcement Officer. The HVHS partnered with AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit recovery database of millions of microchipped pets in the United States. The program maintains the secure database and a trained staff provides recovery services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To date, hundreds of thousands of pets nationwide have been recovered and reunited with their owners through AKC Reunite.

“We want to make sure every pet can be reunited with their family,” said Tom Sharp Vice President and CEO of AKC Reunite. He continued, “It is so easy to have one’s pet microchipped and enrolled in our recovery database; it would be heartbreaking to let that be the one thing to keep a pet and its owner apart.”


DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT? No. Just stop in between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, June 13 or Sunday, June 14.

DO I NEED ANYTHING? Yes, proof of current rabies vaccination. Dogs must be on a leash; cats must be in a carrier (1 cat per carrier).

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT … YOUR PET WILL BE SCANNED FOR AN EXISTING CHIP, IF NO CHIP IS DETECTED THEY ARE ELIGIBLE – At the microchip clinic, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will implant a sterile microchip in the scruff (between the shoulder blades, just below the skin) of your pet. The tiny rice-sized I.D. is encoded with a unique number and only takes a few seconds. The “chip” can be detected and read by a scanner used by shelters, veterinarians, and other agencies.

YOUR PET WILL BE ENROLLED – At the microchip clinic, you will provide contact information such as your pet’s name, your name, address, cell phone and email address which will then be entered into AKC Reunite’s 24-hour database. A volunteer will confirm your information is legible and you will receive an email confirming registration. This will ensure that you can be contacted when your pet is reported found. The HVHS will also be a permanent contact for the safe return of your pet.

ATTACH THE COLLAR TAG – Your pet will receive an acrylic collar tag which will be affixed to his/her collar. This tag serves as a supplement to the microchip and can speed up the recovery process. When a pet is found, shelter personnel, animal control, veterinarians and rescue groups will first look for visible I.D. and call the toll-free number on the tag. If there is no tag, they will scan your pet for a microchip and alert AKC Reunite who will then contact the owner and the Hudson Valley Humane Society, simultaneously.

HOW DO I KEEP MY INFORMATION CURRENT? Easy! The HVHS is your partner in keeping your pet safe. All you need is to contact us if you move, change your phone or email. Updating your information is free for the life of your pet. The HVHS can be reached at 845-354-3124 or email or you may also call AKC direct at 1-800-252-7894.

HOW DO I PAY? We accept cash, checks and credit cards and a receipt will be provided.

Media Contacts:

Hudson Valley Humane Society: RoxxyBlues, Inc. (917) 701-3870 email