Microchips in May

The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS), and First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) are working together to make sure more pets are reunited with their families in Duval County.

UPDATE: All appointments at JHS are filled. Please reach out to Animal Care & Protective Services or First Coast No More Homeless Pets for availability.

Thanks to a generous donation from Michelson Found Animals Registry, each agency will provide 200 free microchips to pet owners while supplies last. After the 200 are served, pet owners can still get a microchip for their dog or cat for only $5 each.

Exams and associated fees are required at JHS. Please contact FCNMHP or ACPS for their pricing information.

Appointments are required. To make an appointment, please contact each agency for availability:

  • Jacksonville Humane Society (Southside) – Call 904.493.4611 (be prepared to leave a message)
  • Animal Care & Protective Services (Downtown) – Email JaxPets@coj.net
  • First Coast No More Homeless Pets (Northside & Westside) – Call 904.425.0005

Free microchips are available while supplies last. When supplies are exhausted, microchips will be available for $5 at each location through May 31, 2021. Exam fees may be required and are not included in this promotion.

All microchips come with a free lifetime registration!


What is a microchip?

A microchip about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted beneath your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. It’s like a permanent ID tag for your dog or cat!

Once my pet has a microchip, do I need to do anything else?

Yes! A microchip is useless unless it is registered. You can register or update your chip for free using found.org. This registration is for the lifetime of your pet – you will never have to pay. Any pet parent can access the free lifetime registration regardless of the microchip’s brand or where it was implanted.

How do I update my pet’s microchip?

If you move, get a new phone number or change your email – remember to update your pet’s microchip with the new info. Use this link to update a microchip today!

Do microchips have GPS trackers?

No. As another layer of protection for your pet, JHS recommends Petco Love Lost to all pet parents. 

Will a microchip hurt my pet?

Chips are inserted with a needle, so your pet may experience a pinch common to getting a vaccine. However, once the chip is implanted, your pet will not feel it.

I adopted my pet from a shelter. Is it chipped?

Pets adopted from the Jacksonville Humane Society and Animal & Care and Protective Services are microchipped before they go home. Just another perk when you opt to adopt!

How do I know if my pet is chipped? How do I find my pet’s microchip number?

Microchips can be scanned at veterinary offices and shelters. Contact your vet to see if your pet’s chip number is on file or ask if you can stop by to have your pet scanned. You are also welcome to come by JHS and we can scan your pet for you. Remember – microchips must be registered and kept up-to-date, which is free for any brand microchip at found.org.

Can I gift a microchip to a homeless pet?

Absolutely! Our shelter microchips every pet. It costs us approximately $10 per animal and we serve nearly 9,000 animals every year. Your loving donation will help us cover the cost of this powerful tool and help families reunite.

Tap Here to Give Microchips To Homeless Pets