The scanner sends a safe radio wave signal to the microchip. When the chip receives this signal, it sends data (the microchip number) back to the scanner to be displayed in a viewing window. AVID® scanners emit helpful audible beeps, display descriptions of actions in progress, and have a low battery message. Small handheld scanners are held close to the implant site while scanning. They have a reading range of about 3 inches. Larger, more powerful scanners can be used for various commercial and research applications. Read ranges vary from 6 to 20 inches depending upon specifications.
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.