Microchip Resources

All pets adopted through the Tulsa SPCA are microchipped. We also offer microchip services to the public through our low-cost vaccine clinic; cost is $20 per pet. Contact the Tulsa SPCA at 918-428-7722 for more information.

The Tulsa SPCA uses 24PetWatch for microchipping services. To learn more about this organization, visit www.24petwatch.com.

General Microchip FAQs

Q: Why should I microchip my pet?
A: Registered microchips give lost pets the best chance of returning home. One in three pets become lost at some point during their life. A study published by the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association found that only 22% of lost dogs are reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs is more than 52%. The same study found that less than 2% of lost cats that enter animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats, however, increased to more than 38%.

Q: Why should I microchip my pets if they already wear collars and tags?
A: Collars and tags can be removed or get lost and tattooing can become illegible over time. Microchips are the only truly permanent method of identifying your dog or cat.

Q: Why should I microchip my indoor cat?
A: Cats are naturally curious and unpredictable. If your cat strays from the safety of your home, a registered microchip is your cat’s best chance of a fast return.

Q: What size is the microchip? Where is it located on my pet?
A: Your pet’s chip is smaller than a grain of rice. It is biocompatible and safe. It is located on the back, deeply under the skin between the shoulder blades.

Q: How does the microchip scanner work?
A: The scanner sends a quick radio signal to the chip. The pet feels nothing. When the chip number appears in the scanner window, the shelter or veterinarian will then contact your microchip company to find the registered owner connected to the microchip number. The reader is a universal reader designed to scan and detect both ISO compliant and non-ISO compliant microchips.

Q: Can anyone with a scanner access my contact information from the chip?
A: Microchips carry only a unique identification number, not your personal contact details. If your pet gets lost and is taken to a veterinary clinic or animal shelter, your pet will be scanned for a microchip to reveal his/her unique ID number. That number will be called into the microchip company, and you will be contacted using the contact information we have on file. It is vital to keep your contact information up to date so that you can be reached. Your contact information will only be given to the finder of your lost pet if you have given the company consent to do so.

Q: How does DirectConnect work?
A: When the microchip company receives a call about your pet being found, they record the finder’s details and then place them on hold while we try to reach you using your home, cell and work telephone numbers. Once you’re on the phone, they connect you with the finder, with your permission.

Q: If someone finds my pet, how will they know to call the microchip company?
A:Some microchip companies provide pets with a plastic collar tag that features your pet’s unique microchip number and the microchip company’s toll free number. If your pet is not wearing their tag, or if the tag is broken, scratched or weathered, the finder should contact a veterinarian or humane society to get your pet’s microchip scanned so the company can contact you immediately.

Q: What do I do if my pet is lost?
A: If your pet goes missing, call your microchip company first.

Q: Do I need to re-register my microchip annually?
A: This depends on the microchip company. Visit their website for more information.

Q: Can I change my information if I move?
A: Yes. We recommend that you stay in touch with your microchip company to keep your contact information current! Don’t wait until your pet is lost.

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7 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK!

Have you ever seen such an adorable smile? Tripp is almost always smiling! He is a very happy boy because he knows how lucky he is. He was rescued by a Good Samaritan from a bad situation. Tripp wasn't well fed in his prior life and came to us very thin. Despite probably not having enough for most of his life, Tripp is a good boy! He doesn't seem phased by the other dogs and is still very loving towards humans. He loves to play and would love a family who shares his passion for toys, long walks and lots of play time!

Tripp has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, heart worm tested (negative) and is current on parasite prevention.

You can meet this handsome boy at Tulsa SPCA! As Pet Of The Week, his adoption donation is half off!

Apply to adopt him here: tulsaspca.org/how-to-adopt-3/
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TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK!

Have you ever seen such an adorable smile? Tripp is almost always smiling! He is a very happy boy because he knows how lucky he is. He was rescued by a Good Samaritan from a bad situation. Tripp wasnt well fed in his prior life and came to us very thin. Despite probably not having enough for most of his life, Tripp is a good boy! He doesnt seem phased by the other dogs and is still very loving towards humans. He loves to play and would love a family who shares his passion for toys, long walks and lots of play time!

Tripp has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, heart worm tested (negative) and is current on parasite prevention.

You can meet this handsome boy at Tulsa SPCA! As Pet Of The Week, his adoption donation is half off!

Apply to adopt him here: https://tulsaspca.org/how-to-adopt-3/

8 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK!

Beautiful Olivia came to Tulsa SPCA after her owner passed away. We thought she might be cranky at first, but then discovered she had a few badly infected teeth that had been bothering her for quite some time! We quickly got her the surgery she needed, some antibiotics and pain relief. She blossomed into a loving kitty after that! Olivia has only been an indoor cat and needs to return to a similar life. She is quiet, gentle, and can be shy, but oh so sweet.

Olivia is a Bengal and is about 5-years-old. She has been spayed, vaccinated, FeLV/FIV tested (negative), microchipped and is current on parasite prevention. You can meet this pretty girl at Tulsa SPCA! Apply to adopt her here: tulsaspca.org/how-to-adopt-3/

As the Cat of the Week, Olivia's adoption fee is 50% off!
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TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK!

Beautiful Olivia came to Tulsa SPCA after her owner passed away. We thought she might be cranky at first, but then discovered she had a few badly infected teeth that had been bothering her for quite some time! We quickly got her the surgery she needed, some antibiotics and pain relief. She blossomed into a loving kitty after that! Olivia has only been an indoor cat and needs to return to a similar life. She is quiet, gentle, and can be shy, but oh so sweet.

Olivia is a Bengal and is about 5-years-old. She has been spayed, vaccinated, FeLV/FIV tested (negative), microchipped and is current on parasite prevention. You can meet this pretty girl at Tulsa SPCA! Apply to adopt her here: https://tulsaspca.org/how-to-adopt-3/

As the Cat of the Week, Olivias adoption fee is 50% off!

2 days ago

Tulsa SPCA

It's National Puppy Day! And, we've got puppies! Come out and meet them today! ...

Its National Puppy Day! And, weve got puppies! Come out and meet them today!

2 days ago

Tulsa SPCA

The Mobile Adoption Center will be at Crown Village @ Elm Ridge (3301 N Elm Ave, Broken Arrow) today from 11am-2pm. What a great day to meet some of our adoptable dogs and cats! ...

3 days ago

Tulsa SPCA

Happy Friday, Facebook Friends! Look at all these happy faces! ...

 

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Congrats to all these babies getting furrever homes!

Is Prairie available for adoption?

Congrats to all, please give your new family the love, care, and respect they deserve

Yayyy!!!!

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