KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Pet owners from across the Tri-Cities got their dogs and cats a microchip today to keep them from getting lost.
Early in the day, a line extended from the Kennewick Humane Society to Gage Boulevard. Pet owners filled out paperwork to register their pets in the microchip program before taking their dog or cat to get its shot.
The microchip was injected between the pet's shoulder blades. With the chip, if a dog or cat gets lost and someone finds it, all a vet has to do is scan the pet and information on its owner will immediately be available.
Humane Society officials say that it is important that pet owners not only get a microchip, but that they register their pets.
Without registration, information about a pet's owner doesn't come up when a lost animal is scanned.