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461 Patriots Road, Rte 2A

Templeton Common

Templeton, Ma 01468 Telephone: 978.939.9348
FAX: 978.939.2048

microchipThe microchip is a tiny computer chip which has an identification number programmed into it and is encapsulated within a biocompatible material. The whole device is small enough to fit inside a hypodermic needle and can be simply injected under the skin of our pets

We use the Avid Microchip which is the same chip used by the MSPCA.  The chip is a device that is about the size of a grain of rice. (see picture at left).    This chip is placed under the skin,  as a permanent ID for your pet.  You fill out a form, so that when that chip is read with a scanner, the shelter can get your contact information from Avid, and you and your pet will be re-united. . (No more lost ID tags or lost collars).   The majority of the shelters in Massachusetts, especially  in our local area have scanners that will read the Avid chip.   This is a great way to track your dog or cat if they get lost, and get picked up by a local dog officer, a  shelter, or are brought into a veterinarian's office.     The scanner is used to read your pet's ID number;  we scan all strays with this scanner.   Think about Chipping your pet at the same time you spay or neuter your animal. 

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