Scan, Plan and Chip

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

This weekend-long event will include:

  • Check chip registration
  • Update already registered chip information
  • Provide free microchipping to pets who need it

Please bring proof of current rabies vaccinations to receive a microchip. If your pet is not up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations, you can pay for a vaccine and license at the event.

Appointments are not required to participate in this event, visit JHS, ACPS or FCNMPH on their corresponding day to receive your microchip.

Jacksonville Humane Society – Friday, August 13th

8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
1pm-5pm

ACPS – Saturday, August 14th

2020 Forest St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
1pm-5pm

FCNMHP – Sunday, August 15th

464 Cassat Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32208
1pm-5pm

 


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

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