Hawaii Island Humane Society announces a new monthly Microchip Clinic that is convenient for Kau District residents. The HIHS Microchip Clinic will be available the first Saturday morning of the month in conjunction with the Ocean View Saturday Market.
Microchipping is permanent pet identification using a safe, simple injection of a microchip beneath the surface of the pet’s skin and between the shoulder blades. Microchipping is similar to a routine shot and no anesthetic is required. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is encoded with a unique identification number.
“Microchip identification can quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners,” said HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker. “We are pleased to be able to bring this technology to the residents of Ocean View and the more remote southern areas of our island on a regular monthly schedule.”
The Hawaii Island Humane Society Microchip Clinic will be held on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Ocean View Saturday Market. Cost for the microchipping is $10 per pet. Registration for future free spay neuter appointments will also be available.