Microchip Implants

Home Again Microchip Implants

The 5 W's of Microchipping

Home again microchips provide the peace of mind that you’ve given your pet the permanent, lifetime ID he or she needs for the best chance to come home again.

Who: Most commonly cats and dogs get microchipped.

What: A microchip is a tiny device about the size of a rain of rice that sits beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. It provides your pet with permanent identification (like a SSN!), so that they have the best chance of returning home. Microchips do not hurt your pet any more than the poke like a vaccination.

When: Pets can be microchipped at any time! All pets adopted from HSSC come microchipped and literature will be included in the adopter’s paperwork. Otherwise, pet owners commonly get their pets microchipped at the time of vaccination, spaying or neutering. Microchips are a quick and simple insertion with a syringe.

Where: We offer microchipping here at HSSC by appointment.

Why: A microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become difficult to read so you have the best chance of being reunited if they were to go missing. Just remember you must keep your pet’s microchip information up-to-date with current contact information!

Call us to schedule an appointment, 920-458-2012.

Membership Includes:
  • 24/7 Lost Pet Specialists
  • Rapid Lost Pet Alerts
  • Personalized Lot Pet Posters
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline
  • Travel assistance for found pets
How it Works:
  • The Humane Society of Sheboygan County will microchip your pet for $35, which includes placement of microchip and enrollment
  • The microchip is inserted with a simple injection. The Home Again microchip is designed to make sure it does not move. The Home Again microchip is a permanent pet ID.
  • Enrolling owner information is what makes it possible for your pet to be positively identified, make sure to update contact information as needed
  • If your pet is taken to an animal shelter or clinic, the staff will scan the microchip to read its unique ID code
  • As soon as your contact information is retrieved, you will be contacted and arrangements will be made to reunite you with your pet

For the love of safety – visit us online at www.homeagain.com or call 1-888-HOMEAGAIN (1-888-466-3242) to learn more.

Pre-Surgery Instructions
  • Cats/dogs over 4 months old: Do NOT feed after 10:00pm the night before surgery (limited water intake is OK) no food or water the day of surgery.
  • Kittens/puppies under 4 months old: DO NOT withhold food or water prior to surgery.
  • Dogs must arrive with a collar and on leash (no retractable leashes). Cats and rabbits must be in a carrier.
  • Pets must be dropped off between 8:00am – 8:30am the day of surgery at the Admissions Department. (South side of the building near garage, door is labeled)
Important Notices

*The Following animals and conditions are excluded from the SNAP program:

  • Any animal that is actively showing signs of illness
  • Any animal that is revealed to have a health condition during their pre-surgery exam (example: heart murmur)
  • Any animal over 7 years of age
  • Any animal that is deemed to be obese
  • Any animal weighing over 100lbs or under 2lbs
  • Any female that has given birth within the previous 6 weeks
  • Animals that are too fearful or aggressive to be handled safely.


  • We will spay female animals that are “in heat” at the time of surgery, but they are at a higher surgical risk for bleeding during surgery and post-operatively. It is strongly recommended that you reschedule the surgery for 4-6 weeks post-cycle.
  • SNAP is not a feral or barn cat program. If you have feral or barn cats to be spayed or neutered, please utilize a TNR / Return to Field application.
  • ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. HSSC accepts cash and credit/debit cards only – NO personal checks. If you do not show up for your appointment at the scheduled time, you will forfeit the fees you paid. In the case of a shelter emergency, severe weather, or staff illness, we reserve the right to reschedule your appointment.
  • You MUST drop off and pick up your pet at the times scheduled. Your appointment will be cancelled if you do not drop off your pet during the allotted time. Boarding fees will be charged if you do not pick up your pet on time.
  • City of Sheboygan residents: You are required, by law to have your dog or cat licensed with the city. If your pet is not currently licensed, HSSC can assist you with licensure for an additional cost.
  • Applicants must supply all vaccination records for their pet, including licensing information, if current prior to service.
  • Our on-staff veterinarian performs the SNAP surgeries. No other surgical or medical services other than what is listed will be provided under the SNAP program. For follow-up preventive care or for services other than spay/neuter, please contact your primary veterinarian.
  • Animals brought in for surgery that have fleas will be charged $12.00 for flea treatment, plus an additional $12.00 for every other SNAP animal also on the schedule that day.
  • All spays/neuters will have a small tattoo placed near their incision to mark that they have been sterilized.
  • You are welcome to call to check up on your pet, but visits are not allowed.
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