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ARC has been extremely busy with new adoptees, both cats and dogs. With the increase in adoptees we have higher operating expenses for food, veterinary services and general supplies. Donations can be sent to ARC PO BOX 393 Carroll, IA 51401.

If you love and care for animals please consider becoming a foster home for one of the pets at Animal Rescue of Carroll. Call 712-790-9116 and leave a message if you are willing to help and we will call you back with more information. Thank you.

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We are in need of gift card donations to Bomgaars. This will help buy supplies like dog and cat food.

Proudly serving Carroll County, Iowa....Thank you for taking the time to visit our website! Whether you're just taking a stroll, or looking for your new forever friend, we welcome you to join us in our journey to help save the lives of unwanted pets.

Since it's start in 2006, Animal Rescue of Carroll has re-homed more than 1700 pets! Please visit our pages and find out how you can help continue on our journey and save lives.

We are in need of quality cat food and beds for our cats!

microchip your pet

What is a microchip and how does it work?

The microchip is a tiny chip, the size of a grain of rice, that is permanently implanted in between the should blades in your pet to ensure that it can be identified quickly. Each chip has a unique identification number that links your pet to your details so that you can get it home faster if it were to ever go missing

The chip is powered by a scanner which sends a signal to the chip and receives the unique identification number stored on it. When a vet, shelter or humane society finds a lost or missing pet, they use the scanner to read your pet’s chip.

They contact microchip company lost and found service with the number from the chip. We then contact you and reunite you with your pet. That one toll-free call is all it takes to set the process in motion. If your pet ever goes missing, we can track all inquires coming in to ensure not a moment is wasted reuniting you and your pet together again.

Why should I microchip my pet?

Each year thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across the country. Some of these animals never make it home because they can’t be identified.

Microchipping offers pet owners the only truly permanent method of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you, the owner. If you want to dramatically improve your pet’s chances of getting home fast and safe, implanting your pet with a microchip is your best option.

In the news, you will find stories of microchipped pets found states away from home and in one case, across the world, being returned to owners because of their microchip.

Where can I get my pet microchipped?

Animal Rescue of Carroll is proud to be able to offer this year round to owners. No need to wait for a special event or microchip clinic! Now you can call or email to have a time set up where you can bring your pet to a volunteer, or, depending on your location, a volunteer may be able to come to you to microchip your pet.

My dog always wears a collar and tags why do I need to microchip it?

Collars and tags can be removed or get lost and tattooing can become illegible over time. Microchips are the only truly permanent method of identifying your dog. It lasts for the lifetime of the pet.

I have a cat – should I microchip it?

Cats are naturally curious and unpredictable. In the event that your cat strays away from the safety of your home a microchip registered is your cat’s best chance of a fast return.

Does microchipping hurt the animal?

Animal microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are typically implanted by a vet just beneath the surface of the skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving vaccination through a needle and is painless to pets.
Most animals don’t even react when the microchip is implanted. Once implanted the microchip remains between the shoulder blades just beneath the skin for the rest of the animal’s lifetime, becoming a permanent form of identification.

Information provided by www.24petwatch.com

Cost: $20.00 w/ free registration

Contact us if you would like to make an appointment or watch our events page! Specify in the comments section number of animals you want microchipped.