If you are a pet owner, you may already be aware of the microchipping technology that is available for your animal. The process involves the injecting of a small microchip into animal by a veterinarian. If the animal were ever brought to a shelter, the animal would be scanned to reveal the presence of the chip, which contains an identification number.
The Vernon Hills Police department has one of the scanners. It is a hand-held device that is roughly the size of a television remote control. Any animal that is recovered by the police can be quickly scanned. If the animal has a chip, the scanner will reveal the identification number.
We’re excited about having this technology. It will assist us in our ability to get pets returned to their owners, especially if the animal is recovered in a different community.
If you are interested in having your pet chipped, we do host a microchipping clinic each spring. We will post the date as soon as it is scheduled.
In the meantime, you can contact your vet or the Lake County Health Department Animal Control at (847) 949-9925.