What are the statistics of microchipped returned pets?
More than 2,765,526 pets are microchipped and the numbers are increasing each day! Microchips are responsible for reuniting more than 258,032 lost pets with their owners.*

In 2014 at the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center, 49 pets with microchips were safely reunited with their owner.**

*Statistics are from homeagainid.com and avidmicrochip.com.

**Statistics are from Chameleon software used by Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center.

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1. What is a microchip implant?
2. Why is it necessary to get my pet microchipped?
3. What are the statistics of microchipped returned pets?
4. How old does my pet have to be in order to be microchipped?
5. How does microchipping work?
6. How is a microchip implanted into my pet?
7. I have heard that microchips can migrate within a pet, is this true?
8. What if I do not have my pet microchipped, can I take it to the shelter and have it done?
9. My pet suffers from a rare condition and is unable to receive a microchip, will I be in violation and penalized?
10. I am going to visit Brownsville for a short time and will be taking my pet. If my pet gets impounded while in Brownsville, would I have to microchip my pet in order for the shelter to release it?
11. What are the penalties for not providing my pet with a microchip?
12. Do I have to get the microchip from the shelter if my pet was impounded or can I choose a veterinarian to apply the microchip?