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Microchipping—Your Pet’s Ticket Home

One of the main priorities for Garland Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their owners; and one of the best and most efficient ways to reunite lost pets with their owners is by having all pets microchipped.

Microchips are small electronic chips about the size of a grain of rice that are injected under your pet’s skin in the fat between the shoulder blades. The procedure is simple, safe and does not require surgery or anesthesia. Microchipping can be done at any veterinary clinic or at the Abe J. Tuggle Animal Shelter, 600 Tower St., during normal business hours.

Traditional modes of identification such as pet tags or ID collars are sometimes hard to read and can fall off easily. Microchips will last the life of your pet. Even if you are a responsible pet owner, there is a risk of your pet going missing. A microchip implant will give your pet his best chance of returning home.

A recent revision to the City of Garland Code of Ordinances requires all newly adopted pets and all pets reclaimed by their owners to be microchipped. Stay prepared by getting your furry friend microchipped as soon as possible. For questions regarding this new ordinance requirement, visit the animal shelter or send an email to AnimalServices@GarlandTX.gov.