About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. It contains a unique number used to identify animals when scanned by a shelter or vet. The number is then used to find the owner’s contact information in a registry. A microchip is NOT a GPS or tracking device and it does not store contact information. A microchip must be registered to be functional.
Hawaii Island Humane Society offers low-cost microchipping by appointment only. Microchips are:
To schedule your pet's microchip appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-334-3357.
Pets microchipped at Hawaii Island Humane Society after August 1, 2021, including adopted pets, are automatically registered at FoundAnimals.org, a free national microchip registry. It is critical that you register your pet's microchip for free at FoundAnimals.org so that they can be quickly and easily reunited with you. To register your pet's chip:
Don't know your pet's microchip number? HIHS can help! You can bring your microchipped pet to either of our locations - in Keaau or at The Animal Community Center in Kona - during our regular hours for a courtesy microchip check! We are open Friday-Tuesday from 10am-3pm. When you arrive, just let our staff know that you need to check that chip!