$25 helps microchip one pet. Microchips can deter animal abuse, reduce the number of animals that are euthanized, and reunite a lost, abandoned or stolen pet with its family. Nearly 10 million pets are lost, abandoned or relinquished each year. Microchips act as tiny transponders implanted under the skin, and unlike collars or tags, they can’t be removed or lost. With a microchip, the contact information for a pet’s owner can be determined with a simple scan. When a lost pet is recovered, vets and shelters check for a microchip to identify the owner so they can reunite the pet with its family.