How does microchipping work?
1. Scan the pet to verify whether he or she has a microchip that has been previously implanted.
2. Scan the microchip to determine that it is functional, and that the ID code matches the accompanying bar code labels.
3. Implant the microchip, then rescan the pet to verify that the microchip can be localized.
4. If your pet ever gets lost or stolen, shelters and veterinarians can scan the pet for a microchip and retrieve any owner information from the database.
5. Once owner’s information is retrieved the pet is returned safely home.

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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?