Valley Oak Animal Hospital: Why Microchipping Was Crucial To Pet Reunification In The Camp Fire

Mar 28, 2019

Photo used courtesy of Valley Oak Veterinary Center.

We’ve been following the stories of how animals were rescued from Camp Fire and today we’ll hear from a place that was critical to that endeavor. Valley Oak Veterinary Center in Chico treated about 500 pets after the fire and housed even more. What they found during the fire was that the bulk of the animals that were injured and never claimed were cats that hadn’t been microchipped. NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke with Dr. Daniel Gebhart about the center’s experience and how microchipping can increase a pet owner’s chance of being reunited with their animal in this type of disaster.