Humane Society of Central Illinois
Microchipping at HSCI!

Microchipping at HSCI

All cat and dog adoptions include microchipping.

What is a Microchip?

A microchip is a tiny computer chip about the size of a grain of rice, which has a unique identification number programmed into it.

How does the Microchip work?

The microchip is inserted under the skin of your pet where it will stay for your pet's lifetime. A radio signal is used to read your pet's unique identification number in the event of loss.


How are pets recovered?

Shelters and clinics scan stray animals for a microchip. Upon detection, the appropriate database is checked for the owner's contact information.

All dogs and cats adopted from HSCI have microchips as required by state law. Please speak to an HSCI staff member with any questions or concerns.