WATERVILLE — The Humane Society Waterville Area will hold a micro-chipping event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Loyal Biscuit Co., 109 Main St.

Trained shelter staff will implant the rice-sized I.D., which is encoded with a unique number and implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck, according to a news release from the company. The simple process only takes a few seconds. The chip can later be detected and read by a scanner used by shelters, veterinarians and other agencies.

Micro-chipping a pet can help link the pet with a 24/7 recovery network, according to the release.

Appointments are not necessary for the clinic. Cost is $25 and all proceeds will benefit the humane society. There also will be a pet ID tag engraving machine available for customers to use for a minimal fee.

For more information on microchipping, visit wabi.tv/2014/04/10/microchips.

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