Every adopted animal leaves Osceola County Animal Services with an identity microchip. This small, electronic device, about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted in the animal under the skin in the neck area of the shoulder. Each chip has a unique number that will identify the animal and the owner if the pet gets lost.

The microchip emits a radio frequency that is detected by a microchip scanner. Most organizations that deal with lost animals have microchip readers as do many veterinary clinics.

Upon finalizing the adoption, the new owner will be given a fact sheet with information on:

  • the animal’s id number

  • the web site where the owner can update contact information

It is the new owner’s responsibility to keep all information current. A micro chip that is not registered with current owner information is not considered valid. It is useless as it will not allow us to locate you as the owner.