Pet Identification and Licensing

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Pet Identification and Licensing

A microchip is a tiny transponder implanted in your pet. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and carries a unique identification number. When scanned, it transmits the ID number. No battery, no power, and no moving parts required.

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You will first need to fill out a form at the Fresno Animal Center with your contact info and your pet’s info. The microchip is inserted under the loose skin between your pet’s shoulder blades – this process is virtually pain-free. Your pet will now have a permanent ID – it’s as easy as that!
Microchips are NOT a GPS tracking device.



Dog licenses are required in the City of Fresno for all dogs over four months of age.