“It had been almost four weeks and I am really glad we microchipped her because that is how we were reunited,” Vanderploeg said.
Identification tags can break off and collars come loose, but a microchip is permanent. In March alone, HHS reunited 35 pets with their owners by their microchip, shelter officials said.
Shelby’s Place is celebrating its sixth anniversary on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the anniversary celebration, onsite microchipping will be offered for $10 per pet from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call Harbor Humane Society at 616-399-2119 or visit www.harborhumane.org.