GUELPH, ON (April 26, 2023) One of the best methods to reunite a missing pet with its family is with an up-to-date microchip.
This is why the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is hosting a Microchip Clinic on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. in Guelph — to help ensure lost pets are returned home as quickly as possible.
“When a pet goes missing it can be an extremely stressful experience — if the pet does not have any form of identification, it can be even more traumatic.” says Lisa Veit, GHS’s executive director.
Microchipping is a safe and common procedure that only takes a few seconds to complete. The process is quick and painless and involves the permanent implantation of a chip the size of a grain of rice just under the pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. Lost pets can be scanned at shelters or veterinary clinics, and the microchip stores a unique identification number that links the pet to its owner’s contact information —increasing the likelihood of reuniting lost pets with their owners.
“While most dogs are often returned quickly to their owners, the same cannot be said of cats,” says Veit. “As the weather gets warmer and more people think about letting their cats outdoors, we strongly encourage cat owners to microchip their pet”, adding that the majority of stray or missing cats brought to the GHS each year have no form of identification— a barrier to reuniting them with their families.
Veit underscores microchipping provides the most effective way for shelters, like GHS, to identify stray animals and reconnect them with their families.
Open for both cat and dog appointments, GHS is committed to safeguarding local pets and supporting pet owners in our community through the delivery of affordable microchip clinics that offer access to permanent identification. \
To register for GHS’s Microchip Clinic, visit guelphhumane.ca or email GHScares@guelphhumane.ca to reserve your spot.
The cost of the microchip appointment is $40 per pet,and proceeds from this event will help the GHS provide care and medical treatment to animals in need in our community.
About the Guelph Humane Society
The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it 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 in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit www.guelphhumane.ca to discover more.
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