All pets adopted through the Tulsa SPCA are microchipped.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Arnall Family Foundation Animal Welfare Program, microchip services and a pet ID tag are free to the public with clinic purchase. Without an additional service, cost is $10 per pet and ID tags are available at $5 each. Contact the Tulsa SPCA at 918-428-7722 for more information.

The Tulsa SPCA uses two microchipping services. Your pet’s microchip will be registered, and you can learn more if you visit your registry’s website. If you adopted your animal from Tulsa SPCA, check 24 Pet Watch. If you bought microchip services in our clinic, check Michaelson Found Animals Foundation.

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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2 hours ago

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ICYMI - Tulsa SPCA Executive Director, Mindy Tiner, is participating in the Route 66 5k Run this Saturday and raising money for the Tulsa SPCA in order for the organization to continue saving lives like Twiggy's. Read Twiggy's story below and then consider donating to Mindy's race fund at fundraisers.hakuapp.com/fundraisers/d49c739ea714f2bc6b0b. No donation is too big or too small!FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MINDY TINER - PLEASE READ

Every year I take advantage of the opportunity to raise money for the Tulsa SPCA through the Route 66 Marathon because it provides the possibility of having a portion of the donations matched.

So far in 2019 the Tulsa SPCA has taken in 959 animals and placed 918. We’ve spayed/neutered 2,847 dogs and cats, provided 10,572 vaccinations and 1,499 microchips, investigated 649 cruelty complaints and distributed over 11,500 lbs. of food to 964 animals in need as well as provided assistance during the historic flooding this spring and much more.

One of the animals we assisted this year is a white, pit bull mix we’ve named Twiggy. We received a cruelty complaint from a contractor who had been performing work and noticed an emaciated dog on the adjacent property. Once we arrived, we learned the contractor had been working at the location for 6 weeks and the house next door was vacant the entire time. It is unclear why the dog wasn’t noticed prior, but by the time we arrived, the situation was critical. We immediately removed the dog and brought him to our clinic.

At intake Twiggy weighed 29 lbs., was critically dehydrated and anemic due to a flea and worm infestation. We immediately began treatment and hoped for the best. I requested Tulsa Animal Welfare pursue charges against the owners who abandoned Twiggy, and we turned in our report and supporting documentation to the city.

Over the next several days, we were happy to see Twiggy improving. He went home with staff each day to get extra attention and after just 12 days had blossomed and increased his weight to 42 lbs.

We are still caring for Twiggy while we wait for the DA to decide whether or not to pursue charges. His resilience and love for humans amazes us because we know what he went through at the hands of someone who was supposed to love and care for him. Twiggy now weighs 51 lbs. and is able to run, play and begin to trust humans again.

I wish I could say Twiggy was the first animal we’d assisted in this way, or that he would be the last. But, unfortunately, we know there will be more. Your support of our work allows us to continue saving lives like his. Please use this link haku.ly/e97d2827 to make a tax-deductible donation to the Tulsa SPCA through my Route 66 Run efforts.

Thank you so much.

Mindy

Update: We have been informed the DA is taking the case! We hope the appropriate person or people will be held responsible for their crime. In the meantime we will continue to care for Twiggy and show him the love he deserves.
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ICYMI - Tulsa SPCA Executive Director, Mindy Tiner, is participating in the Route 66 5k Run this Saturday and raising money for the Tulsa SPCA in order for the organization to continue saving lives like Twiggys. Read Twiggys story below and then consider donating to Mindys race fund at https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/fundraisers/d49c739ea714f2bc6b0b. No donation is too big or too small!

23 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK! Meet Ringo! Ringo is a very sweet and docile Shepherd mix. He promises not to jump on you or push you around. He walks very well on a leash! Ringo would do well in almost any home where he can be the only dog.

Ringo is 5-years-old and has been fully vetted! His adoption fee is half off as the Dog of the Week! Come out to meet him today! #tulsaspca #dogoftheweek #adoptdontshop
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TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK! Meet Ringo! Ringo is a very sweet and docile Shepherd mix. He promises not to jump on you or push you around. He walks very well on a leash! Ringo would do well in almost any home where he can be the only dog.

Ringo is 5-years-old and has been fully vetted! His adoption fee is half off as the Dog of the Week! Come out to meet him today! #tulsaspca #dogoftheweek #adoptdontshop

1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK! Sam is a discerning, older gentleman with soft white fur. He is 9-years-old and weighs 12 lbs. Sam is shy at first, but gets along just fine with the other cats. As a senior pet, his adoption fee is on a "name your donation" basis. Sam would love to find a forever home for the holidays. He is available for visits in our Cat Room. Come out to meet him today! #tulsaspca #adoptaseniorpetmonth #adoptdontshop #catoftheweek ...

TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK! Sam is a discerning, older gentleman with soft white fur. He is 9-years-old and weighs 12 lbs. Sam is shy at first, but gets along just fine with the other cats. As a senior pet, his adoption fee is on a name your donation basis. Sam would love to find a forever home for the holidays. He is available for visits in our Cat Room. Come out to meet him today! #tulsaspca #adoptaseniorpetmonth #adoptdontshop #catoftheweek
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