Microchipping is a simple procedure where a small microchip is injected with a syringe under the skin and between the shoulder blades. The microchip contains a unique number, which is registered with PetLink International Pet Directory. Shelters and veterinary clinics around the country use hand-held scanners to obtain a lost pet’s microchip ID number and notify PetLink, which contacts owners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to arrange the recovery. Microchipping is a simple solution for permanent pet identification.