In 2017, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control was able to return more than 2,000 pets to their owners thanks to proper pet identification and microchips. A microchip is a form of permanent identification implanted under the animal’s skin. The device is about the size of a grain of rice. All Animal Control Officers carry microchip scanners and are able to immediately return pets with microchips to their owners without having to bring them to the shelter.
In a recent event, FWACC along with H.O.P.E. for Animals and the Allen County SPCA offered $4 microchips to help keep pets in our community safe. In a span of one day, more than 500 pets were microchipped between the three locations. We are hopeful that this event will help decrease the number of stray animals we intake at the shelter and increase the number of animals we are able to reunite with their owners.
It’s never too late to microchip your pets! You can stop by the shelter any time during regular business hours to microchip your pet for just $15.