GUELPH, ON (March 27, 2024) To help ensure pets can be reunited with their families as quickly as possible, the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is hosting a low-cost Microchip Clinic on Saturday, March 30th.

Beau, a stray dog that came into care without a microchip. He is now available for adoption.

“Returning a pet to their family is a top priority for GHS,” says Katherine Lenoard, GHS’s Manager, Programs and Community Outreach. “Microchipping is a form of permanent identification for a pet and it is the most reliable mechanism we have to reconnect a missing pet with their owner as quickly as possible.”

The process is quick and painless and involves the 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. 

“We are committed to safeguarding families in our community through the delivery of affordable microchip clinics,” says Leonard. 

The GHS Microchip Clinic takes place at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd, on Saturday, March 30th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., both cat and dog appointments are available.

The cost of the microchip appointment is only $40 per pet, proceeds from this event will help the GHS provide care and medical treatment to animals in need in our community.  

Register for GHS’s Microchip Clinic online, email:, or call 519-824-3091 with any questions.


Registration link: Microchip Clinic – Guelph Humane Society

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