GUELPH, ON (September 20, 2022) When a pet goes missing it can be an extremely stressful experience — if the pet does not have any form identification, it can be even more traumatic. 

This is why the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is hosting a fall Microchip Clinic on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at its new location at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. — to help ensure lost Guelph and Wellington County pets are returned home as quickly as possible.  

Benny, a one-year-old domestic short hair, mixed breed cat available for adoption.

“Currently only 14 per cent of stray animals that come into GHS are microchipped” says Lisa Veit, GHS’s executive director. “We implore cat owners to consider microchipping as a large number of cats that go missing each year in Guelph-Wellington have no form of identification.” 


Veit says microchipping is a safe and common procedure that only takes a few seconds to complete. She underscores that it provides the most effective way for shelters, like GHS, to identify stray animals that come into its care and reconnect them with their families. 


The process is quick and painless and involves the permanent implantation of a chip the size of a grain of rice into the pet, just under the skin between the shoulder blades. Scannable at shelters or veterinary clinics, the microchip stores a unique identification number that links the pet to its owner’s contact information —increasing the likelihood of reuniting lost pets with their owners. 


Open for both cat and dog appointments, GHS is committed to safeguarding local pets and supporting pet owners in our community through the delivery of affordable microchip clinics that offer access to permanent identification.  


Register for GHS’s Microchip Clinic at or email to reserve your spot.  


The cost of the microchip appointment is $35 per pet, proceeds from this event will help the GHS provide care and medical treatment to animals in need in our community.  


Digital Assets:

Benny, a one-year-old domestic short hair, mixed breed cat available for adoption.  Photo credit: Jane Dawkins – Download link

About the Guelph Humane Society: 

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.  

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Twitter: @guelphhumane
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Media Contact:
Jane Dawkins 
Director Communications and Community Engagement 
Guelph Humane Society