NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In honor of National Check the Chip Day and in light of the recent flooding our community has experienced, the Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic will host a Walk-in Microchip Clinic on Saturday, August 10 from noon-4 p.m. Pet owners can bring their pet to the Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic and get a microchip for $10. No appointment necessary.
Extreme weather, including flooding, often results in pets being separated from their owners. Pets tend to flee their homes in fear or to find higher ground. Ensuring that your pet has proper identification at all times is one of the best ways to help them find their way back home.
“Each year we see thousands of animals come through our doors and each and every animal that is brought to us is scanned for a microchip. So far this year the Louisiana SPCA reunited 353 pets with their owners, largely in part to microchips,” says Louisiana SPCA CEO, Ana Zorrilla. “Help us increase that number by getting your pet microchipped.”
Despite popular belief, microchips are not a form of GPS. Microchips house a unique serial number that, when scanned, allows the finder to lookup the contact information associated with that chip. Often time’s pet owners forget to update the contact information on the microchip, rendering it useless. If your pet already has a microchip and you want to confirm that information is up-to-date, you are encouraged to bring your pet to the event. Louisiana SPCA staff will scan your pet’s microchip and provide you with the serial number to verify the information. If incorrect, pet owners must contact the microchip company to update.
For more information about this event join the Facebook event or call 504.368.5191.
|WHAT:||Microchip Walk-in Clinic
|WHEN:||Saturday, August 10
Noon – 4 p.m.
|WHERE:||Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic