A microchip is a very important safeguard to ensure that your pet is reunited with you if separated. This is especially important in case of a natural disaster.
Though a license worn on your pet’s collar is important, a microchip
provides a means of permanent identification and cannot be lost.
Shelters and most veterinary offices are equipped with microchip scanners and can immediately identify an animal’s owner (provided the owner has kept his phone number and address current).
You can obtain a microchip for your pet from any local veterinarian or by visiting Pinellas County Animal Services.