What is a microchip?


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Happy Monday CHS Supporters!

All month long we have been celebrating an amazing team here at the shelter – our animal admissions team! We’ve been talking about the importance of microchipping your pets, and today we’re here to answer all YOUR questions about microchips!

What is a microchip?

A microchip is also called an “identifying integrated circuit” – it is a small chip (about the size of a grain of rice) that will bring up a specific number when scanned by the proper type of scanner. Microchips use radio frequency identification technology to communicate with microchip scanners. The ‘chip’ of the microchip is surrounded by glass so your animal is never in contact with the actual ‘chip’.

Vet clinics, animal shelters and municipal animal control facilities usually have scanners capable of reading microchips. When the chip is scanned, the number is matched in a database to determine the owner’s contact information so the pet can be returned. (more…)

I was Lost but now i’m Found!

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Happy Animal Admissions Month, CHS Supporters!

We hope you are having a great January! At the shelter we are winding down after a busy holiday season but we are absolutely THRILLED to say that our adoption team is still going strong and placing many deserving animals into loving homes. Just a reminder though! In light of the very busy Christmas season, our adoption department is operating on modified hours for the next couple months in order to allow us to catch up on paperwork and staff training.

Well, if you are a member of our Facebook page (and if you aren’t, you should be!) you probably saw we already let the proverbial cat out of the bag… but we were so excited we couldn’t wait to share our latest development with you! We now have EVEN MORE ways to make sure stray animals get back to the homes that miss them!

This month in celebration of animal admissions month we are VERY excited to announce that we now have an area of our website where you can view stray animals that have been brought in to Calgary Humane Society! (more…)

Who ya gonna call?

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In 2014 our animal admissions department took in a total of 1,987 stray animals, and a huge thank you goes out to the eagle eyed public who brought them to us. But do you know what to do if you find a stray animal? In honour of animal admissions month, we’ve created an easy-to-follow flow chart to help you keep all the animals safe, by making sure they end up in the right hands.