GUELPH, ON (April 6, 2018) – Losing a pet can be a stressful situation, and when pets don’t have any identification it can be even more worrisome. The Guelph Humane Society is hosting a Microchip Clinic for pet owners on Saturday April 28th, 2018 at Dreamland Pet, located at 6484 Wellington Rd. 7 in Elora.
Microchips provide a safe and effective way to help lost pets return home quickly and safely.
A microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, is permanently implanted in the pet and stores a unique identification number linking the pet to the owner’s contact information. Microchipped pets have an increased likelihood of pets being reunited with their owner in the event that they become lost. While collars and tags are always recommended, collars can become lost or come off if an animal escapes the home, which is why microchips are an important additional tool in helping lost pets return home.
Microchipping is a common and safe procedure, and only takes a few seconds to complete. When a lost pet is found, animal shelters and veterinary clinics can scan the pet for the microchip, which can ensure your pet’s safe ticket home.
“We are very excited to be hosting our second Microchip Clinic of the year”, says Lisa Veit, Associate Director of the Guelph Humane Society. “The Guelph Humane Society is committed to reuniting as many lost pets with their owners as possible, and identification is key to helping us bring pets and their families back together.”
For anyone interested in bringing their pet to the microchip clinic, please visit https://goo.gl/kZyppH or call the Guelph Humane Society at 519-824-3091 to reserve your spot. Cat appointments will be scheduled between 9am-12pm, and dog appointments will be scheduled between 1pm-4pm. The cost of the microchip implant is $35.
The Guelph Humane Society is grateful for the participation of Wellington Veterinary Services, who will be on-site to assist with microchipping pets, as well as Dreamland Pet for providing the venue for the event. A special thank you to 24PetWatch for sponsorship of the event.
The Guelph Humane Society has seen many animals be reunited with their guardians thanks to microchip identification. “We encourage pet owners whose pets are not currently microchipped to register for the Microchip Clinic and join us on April 28th”, says Veit.
The Guelph Humane Society also wants to remind pet owners that a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. “Keeping your contact information current is key, as people move and change addresses or phone numbers all the time,” Veit says.
The Guelph Humane Society is committed to the safe return of your pet. All proceeds from this event will help the organization to provide care and medical treatment to animals in need in our community.
Guelph Humane Society:
The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives we can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit www.guelphhumane.ca to discover more.
Lisa Veit, Associate Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) 519-824-3091