A microchip is as small as a grain of rice; the only thing it can hold is its unique, 15-digit microchip number. Due to its size, a microchip cannot contain the parts needed to run as a GPS system in your pet. It is entirely passive and does not emit radio waves of any kind. This means that it is only “activated” when scanned by an animal professional to look up its microchip number, which should be connected to your contact information.
Golden Belt Humane Society offers microchipping for $25 each pet. Owners will be required to register their pet online, by phone or regular mail. No appointment needed - hours of microchipping 1pm-6pm Monday-Friday and 12pm-3pm Saturdays.