- Microchips should be inserted into animals before they are placed up for adoption. This may be done at the time of spay/neuter surgery. For more information on how to microchip an animal, refer to Microchip Implanting Procedure
- Each animal should be properly scanned as part of the arrivals process and definitely BEFORE inserting a microchip.
- If the animal was brought in by field staff, the field individual should initially scan for a chip.
- Record any information regarding the presence or absence of a chip on the animal’s cage card or intake exam sheet and also enter it into their PetPoint record.
- If a chip is found then appropriate steps should be followed to determine the animal’s identification and ownership.
Three Mandatory Scannings must be Performed on each Animal:
- At the Intake Exam
- On Day Two
- At the time of adoption/reclaim/foster/transfer or euthanasia