Clinical Services

PARL Vaccination and Microchipping Clinics

2019 Clinic Dates
October 20th - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 17th - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

PARL's clinics offer rabies vaccinations (1 yr.), canine or feline distemper vaccinations (1 yr.), and microchipping. These services are $20 each, or $50 for all three. Please note that we only accept cash.

Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.

Details & Location
The Providence Animal Rescue League's clinics are first come, first served and run from 11 am to 1 pm at our shelter, located at 34 Elbow Street in Providence.

For more information, contact us at 401.421.1399.

Microchip FAQ

Q: What is a microchip?
A: A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen. The microchip itself is also called a transponder.

Q: How is a microchip implanted into an animal? Is it painful? Does it require surgery or anesthesia?
A: It is injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. It is no more painful than a typical injection, although the needle is slightly larger than those used for injection. No surgery or anesthesia is required—a microchip can be implanted during a routine veterinary office visit. If your pet is already under anesthesia for a procedure, such as neutering or spaying, the microchip can often be implanted while they're still under anesthesia.

Q: What kind of information is contained in the microchip? Is there a tra​cking device in it? Will it store my pet's medical information?
A: The microchips presently used in pets only contain identification numbers. No, the microchip is not a GPS device and cannot track your animal if it gets lost. Although the present technology microchip itself does not contain your pet's medical information, some microchip registration databases will allow you to store that information in the database for quick reference.

Q: Why should I have my animals microchipped?
A: The best reason to have your animals microchipped is the improved chance that you'll get your animal back if it becomes lost or stolen.