In 2007, OPIN received a generous grant from the Michael Graham Foundation for the purpose of implementing a micro-chipping program in an effort to reunite pets and their guardians in case of a disaster, or if the animal should become lost. Now, every pet that you adopt from OPIN or Stamford Animal Care & Control is micro-chipped for a low-cost donation of $25.
How do I get my existing or newly-adopted pet micro-chipped?
Please call Ali at 203-326-0216 to schedule an appointment.
How do micro-chips work?
We inject the micro-chip (about the size of a grain of rice) directly underneath the surface of the pet's skin. It's non-invasive, takes only a moment, and can be done anywhere.
Whether you are adopting your pet or bringing your current pet for micro-chipping, we'll give you the code assigned to your pet's micro-chip. Visit the HomeAgain website to register your contact information with that code. Then, if you ever report your lost pet to HomeAgain, they'll send out an alert to their participating organizations to keep an eye out for a pet with that code. As well, many shelters are equipped with micro-chip scanners, and if your pet ends up in their hands, your contact information will show up when they do their routine impound scan.
For more information on the micro-chip system, visit HomeAgain.