The Cedar Bend Humane Society “Microchip Your Pet Week” is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th through Saturday, April 21st, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in our adoption center located at 1166 West Airline Highway, Waterloo. Microchipping services normally cost $35, but during “Microchip Your Pet Week,” the cost is only $15 per pet. Online registration will be the responsibility of the pet owner. No appointment is necessary, and each microchipped pet will go home with a goody bag.
The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is injected just under the skin between the shoulder blades. Microchips offer permanent identification for pets and increase the likelihood that they are returned home if lost.
The microchip contains an identification number unique to the pet. It is implanted with a syringe in a process similar to receiving a vaccination; most animals don't even react when it is implanted. If your pet becomes lost, a vet or animal shelter uses a scanner to detect the microchip. The scanner will provide a unique ID number associated with your pet. This ID number is linked to your contact information in a data bank.
P.E.T.S. Place. Educate. Teach. Shelter. CBHS is passionate to: Place animals in lifelong, loving homes. Educate on the issues of humane care. Teach responsible pet ownership. Shelter the stray, neglected, and unwanted.
The Cedar Bend Humane Society is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, accredited by the Better Business Bureau and the only full service animal shelter in Black Hawk County.