The Pocahontas Village Board passed a proposal to purchase a chip reader, which detects microchips embedded in pets, identifying the owner and their address so the animal can be returned home promptly.
The cost of the reader is $595. That is a reduction from the normal pricing and includes training on the machine and twenty-five chips.
The discussion included the idea of holding a “Chip Day”, where individuals could have their dogs, and cats chipped for $25. The board is looking at a date for the event in the spring, after the machine is received and training is complete. It is also hoped that rabies vaccinations can also be offered on the same day.