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Toronto Animal Services’ Chip Truck: Microchips for Your Pets Apr.13, May 31, June 1, Oct. 4, 2014

The Chip Truck. Photo: City of Toronto
The Chip Truck. Photo: City of Toronto

Toronto Animal Services

Presents

The Chip Truck

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Apr 13, 11 am to 2 pm, Pet Valu, Albion Mall, 1530 ALBION RD
May 31, 10 am to 2pm, Slobberfest, 1 LEUTY AVE
June 1, 12 to 3 pm, Pawsway Rescue Me Weekend, 245 QUEENS QUAY W
Oct. 4, 11am to 2pm, Galleria Shopping Centre in front of Pet Valu, 1245 DUPONT ST

Registered microchips give owners the best chance of finding their pet if it runs away or gets lost – a unique identifier number linked directly to the owner appears when the microchip is scanned. As a low-cost, mobile microchip clinic for dogs and cat owners, the Chip Truck offers the following services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

  • A microchip and a pet licence for only $25 for cats and $35 for dogs.
    • If your pet has a current City of Toronto licence, the cost of your microchip is $10 with proof of licence.
    • Appointments are not required.
  • Implantation of a microchip under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet.
    • It uses passive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
    • It is a simple procedure with no anesthetic required.
  • Toronto Animal Services’ vets place microchips in all cats, dogs and rabbits that are adopted through the City’s shelters.
    • The vet injects the chip using a syringe and records a unique identification.
    • A test scan ensures the chip is operating correctly.

Animal shelter staff, animal care and control officers and veterinarians routinely look for microchips to return lost pets quickly to their owners.

Chip Truck is open to everyone.

  • All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be properly contained in a carrier.
  • Please bring photo identification with your address.

Please click here for more info.

Animal Services Contact Info

Telephone: 416-338-PAWS (7297) 

General Inquiries: animalservices@toronto.ca

Enforcement:  tasemru@toronto.ca

NEWS RELEASE

April 9, 2014

Toronto Animal Services’ chip truck hits the streets

Toronto Animal Services’ chip truck will officially kick off its third season on April 12 at Pet Social Stay and Play Centre, 5 Bruyeres Mews.

The chip truck, sponsored by PetSecure, is a low-cost, mobile microchip clinic for dogs and cat owners. The chip truck offers a microchip and a pet licence for only $25 for cats and $35 for dogs. If your pet has a current City of Toronto licence, the cost of your microchip is $10 with proof of licence. Appointments are not required.

A microchip is a tiny device – the size of a grain of rice – implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. It uses passive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. It is a simple procedure with no anesthetic required. Registered microchips give owners the best chance of finding their pet if it runs away or gets lost – a unique identifier number linked directly to the owner appears when the microchip is scanned.

At the chip truck, animals are microchipped by an Animal Services veterinarian. The vet injects the chip using a syringe and records a unique identification. A test scan ensures the chip is operating correctly.

Animal shelter staff, animal care and control officers and veterinarians routinely look for microchips to return lost pets quickly to their owners. Toronto Animal Services’ vets place microchips in all cats, dogs and rabbits that are adopted through the City’s shelters.

To use the chip truck, dogs must be on a leash and cats must be properly contained in a carrier. Pet owners are asked to bring a piece of photo identification with their address.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/animalservices.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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