Programs and Services
Montgomery County Animal Care and Control is committed to educating our community on responsible pet ownership, the importance of spaying/neutering, and how to handle aggressive or dangerous animals. Education always begins in our early stages that is why we feel it is important to start educating children at a young age.
Montgomery County Animal Care and Control requires all pets that are adopted or reclaimed through MCACC to be
microchipped before they go home. Microchips provide an easy, cost effective way of ensuring your pet will be returned to you if it should ever become loose. Microchips only store a specifically assigned number to that chip, when an officer scans your pet with an ID scanner, it will find that chip number. Depending on the chip number the officer can then contact that chip manufacturer to locate the pet owner that registered that chip. After we have located the owner we can contact them and hopefully return the pet before it even enters the shelter.
We strongly recommend all pet owners to frequently update their pets microchip information. We often see pet owners who have moved, changed phone numbers, separate spouses, or have sold the pet and not change the chip information. By not keeping your information updated causes unnecessary delays in returning or pet or in worst case scenario, your pet never being reunited with you due to not keeping your information current.
We often hold microchip clinics at the shelter where we offer microchip implanting at a reduced cost to the pet
owners. Please contact us to find out when our next clinic will be held.