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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:45 am

Verbatim: H.O.P.E. for Animals offers $4 microchips before July 4

The Journal Gazette

H.O.P.E. for Animals issued this news release today:

(Fort Wayne, Indiana) 6/21/2017 — H.O.P.E. for Animals will be offering $4 microchips to dogs and cats on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 between 9 am - 3 pm at our clinic at 1333 Maycrest Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. There will be no office charge, and no appointment is necessary.

The staff at H.O.P.E. for Animals is reminding all pet owners to make sure their pets are microchipped before the upcoming 4th of July holiday. More pets are lost on the 4th of July than on any other day of the year. Pet owners should keep their pets indoors as much as possible over the holiday weekend. They are also encouraged to check and update their contact information if their pets already have a microchip, they can do this for free at www.Foundpets.org.

“It’s great when you hear of pets being reunited with their families after being lost. Sadly, if these pets were never microchipped or if the microchip contained inaccurate or out-of-date information, the chances of families finding those lost pets are significantly reduced,” says Tyna Reiter, Community Outreach Coordinator at H.O.P.E. for Animals.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) states that owners of almost 3/4 of lost, microchipped cats and dogs were located due to the presence of a microchip, but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate.

Not sure if your pet has a microchip?

Veterinarians and shelters can:

scan any pet for a microchip;

tell the owner what information is contained on the microchip; and

provide pet owners with information on how to update their pet’s microchip registration.

To learn more about microchips, call H.O.P.E. for Animals at 260-420-SPAY