Heart of the Valley animal shelter is participating in Check the Chip Day today, joining pet shelters all across the United States to remind pet owners to have their animals microchipped and to keep their registration up to date.

Microchipping greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen, but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. On average 1 in 3 pets go missing.  Without a microchip, 90% don’t come home.

Heart of the Valley is helping promote Check the Chip Day by offering half-priced microchipping for all cats the whole week!  Microchips are normally $40, but from the 14th to the 20th call cats can get microchipped for just $20!  Dogs are always $40.

The procedure is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he/she would to a vaccination.  There is no anesthetic required.

For more info you can contact Heart of the Valley by visiting HeartoftheValleyShelter.org