The Benefits of Microchipping

FMA Animal Hospital Newsletter

Protect your Pet this Fall and
Help Save a Local Rescue

Unleashed Rescue in Mission KansasThrough October 31st, FMA Animal Hospital is donating $10 of every microchipping procedure to our friends at Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission. The Unleashed “Save Our Shelter” Fund is trying to raise $15,000 to use as a down payment to purchase the building they’re leasing, which was recently placed on the market. If we microchip your pet before Halloween you’ll be helping your pet and be part of saving a rescue that does some amazing work in the community. You can also donate to Unleashed directly.

If you haven’t already microchipped your pet… what are you waiting for?

  • Microchip identification is safe and affordable.
  • A recent study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that a lost cat brought to an animal shelter was over twice as likely to be returned to its family if it had a microchip.
  • In the same study, microchipped dogs were twenty times more likely to be returned than dogs without a microchip!
  • We recommend using two forms of ID for your furry friends: a collar with a tag and a microchip.

How does the microchip work?

  • The microchip is injected under your pet’s skin similar to when your pet receives vaccinations. No anesthesia is necessary for implanting the microchip.
  • Each microchip contains a unique number that belongs to your pet only.
  • You will need to register your pet’s unique number with a national pet recovery database.
  • When your pet becomes lost, shelters and veterinary facilities will scan your pet for a microchip using a universal scanner. The scanner detects your pet’s unique number in the implanted microchip.
  • A simple phone call to the national registry begins the process of reuniting you with your pet.

For more info on microchipping visit If you have a question or would like to schedule, give us a call at 913-262-1600.

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