A Microchip Can Be A Lost Pet’s Ticket Home
March 20, 2012
For Immediate Release
For Further Information Contact:
Leilani Fratis, CEO
(916) 782-7722 x105 (530) 885-7387 x 105
WHAT: Placer SPCA Microchip Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
WHERE: Placer SPCA in Auburn
1482 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, CA 95603
Roseville, CA – Placer SPCA is holding a Microchip Clinic on Saturday, March 24 at the Placer SPCA in Auburn, located at 1482 Grass Valley Highway.
A microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, will be implanted for only $20.00. No appointment is necessary. Guests are asked to have all dogs on leash and all cats in carriers.
A microchip contains a code that a shelter or veterinarian can scan to obtain a pet owner’s name from a national database maintained by the manufacturer.
“When a lost animal arrives at a shelter or veterinary clinic, the first thing we do is scan for a microchip,” said Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis. “When we find a microchip and the contact information is current with the manufacturer, a lost pet can go home that same day.”
The Placer SPCA recommends that every pet have an ID tag and a microchip. Even if your pet typically remains indoors, a microchip is strongly advised. Should an indoor pet get out, they can easily become disoriented and lost.
“Last year, 2,890 lost animals were brought to our Roseville Companion Animal Care Center as strays,” said Fratis. “We know most of them have people who are mourning their loss and even actively looking for them, but without identification the chances of reuniting lost pets with their families are heartbreakingly low.”
If your pet already has a microchip, please be sure to keep your contact information current by calling the manufacturer if you move or change phone numbers. If you don’t know the manufacturer information, come in to the Placer SPCA for a free scan. For more information, please visit www.placerspca.org or call (916) 782-7722 or (530) 885-7387.