Pets Adoption Augusta GA
Micro-chippingMicrochips and tattoos are the only two forms of permanent identification for pets. Identification tags can be easily removed, but it would involve a difficult and painful surgical procedure to remove a microchip or tattoo.
A microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin. The chip carries a unique identification number, this number is recorded into a database that includes the name and contact information of a pet's owner. This database information can be updated and changed by the owner at any time, so that your contact information remains current.
Beginning July 30, 2011 all animals adopted through AAS will be micro-chipped with free lifetime registration. Animals are registered in a database after adoption by AAS staff. If your animal is lost and picked up by AAS, we will scan it, (as are all animals) and contact the owner for reclaim.