Microchips keep people and pets together! Despite your best efforts, your dog or cat may slip out an open door or gate and disappear. We recommend a collar and identification tag but know that they often fall off. If you microchip your pet too -the odds are much better that you’ll get your best friend back!
All animals admitted to an L.A. Animal Services Shelter are scanned for a microchip. If a microchip is found, a nine digit number will appear and we will contact the microchip manufacturer. After a quick search of the pet database, the animal’s guardian can be contacted.
All cat and dogs adopted from an L.A. Animal Services will have a microchip. The cost of microchipping is included in the adoption fee. You can have a rabbit you are adopting microchipped for only $15.00.
If you move, it is very important to change your address with the microchip company in case you pet gets lost.
Anyone can contact any of our L.A. Animal Services Shelters and schedule an appointment to have their companion animal microchipped. The cost for the general public is $25.00 per animal.