While a collar and an identification tag should be your first step to make sure your lost pet will be returned home in case he gets lost, many owners are turning to microchip technology. Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that can be implanted in your pet's skin by many veterinarians and some animal shelters. Anderson County Animal Care and Control officers have the equipment—special scanners—to scan each lost pet that is found lost or roaming at large. Microchips allow ACACC officers to quickly reunite lost pets with owners.

ACACC hopes to soon be able to offer microchipping services in the future. In the meantime, ACACC encourages pet owners to consider this added level of protection for their pet.

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