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Why Microchip?
Each year, twenty thousand lost and abandoned animals are taken in by Greenville County Animal Care. Some of these animals never make it home because they can't be identified.

Microchipping offers pet owners the only truly permanent method of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you, the owner. Collar tags can break or become unreadable and tattooing can become illegible. So, if you want to improve your pet's chances of getting home fast and safe in case it were to go missing, microchipping is your best option.

4 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet
  • Only true permanent method of pet identification
  • Best chance of your pet returning to you after going missing
  • Quick and painless procedure, similar to vaccination
  • Lasts for the lifetime of your pet
Where can I get my pet microchipped and how much does it cost?
Greenville County Animal Care can microchip your dog or cat for only $10 and walk-ins are welcome every Tuesday from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Check out our Vaccination Clinic page for more information.
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Microchipping FAQs
  1. My dog always wears a collar and tags why do I need to microchip it?

  2. I have a cat - should I microchip it?

  3. Does microchipping hurt the animal?

  4. If my pet is found by an individual how will they know to call 24PetWatch?

  5. What happens if my pet is taken to a shelter or humane society?

  6. What should I do if my microchipped pet goes missing?

    Second, click here and complete an electronic lost report. This information is received daily by the Animal Care staff at Greenville County Animal Care. As soon as your pet is found, either by an individual or by animal control, we will call you immediately and connect you to your pet's rescuer or make arrangements for you to reclaim your pet at our facility.

    Third, visit Greenville County Animal Care receiving/intake center frequently and look for your lost pet. For directions to our facility, click here.

  7. Is that the letter O or a zero at the beginning of my microchip number?

  8. If my pet is lost how does the chip work?

  9. What if I'm not available when you call?

  10. Is the microchip a GPS device?

  11. How long will a microchip last? Do they get replaced?

  12. What else can I do to make sure my pet will be returned if they go missing?

  13. Are pets ever allergic to microchips?

  14. Does the microchip ever move in the body?

  15. How old does my pet have to be for a microchip?

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Greenville, SC 29609

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Email: Animal Care

Why Should You Microchip Your Pet