The microchip is generally injected deeply under the skin. It sits safely there, totally inert. A special scanner is used to send a radio signal through the skin of the animal to read the chip. The animal feels nothing as the scanner is passed over him. The microchip sends it’s number back to the scanner. It appears in the viewing window as, for example, AVID 220*609*321.
Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare Shelter
3501 South Osage
The Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare Shelter is located at 3501 S. Osage (1 block south of 34th & Osage).
Office hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday from 10:00 am through 5:00 pm.
Saturdays from 11:00 am through 4:00 pm.
Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare Officers on duty from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.