(Fort Wayne, Indiana) 6/22/2018—In a joint effort between H.O.P.E. for Animals, the Allen County SPCA and Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, all three organizations will be offering $4 microchips to dogs and cats on Friday, June 29th, 2018, in hopes of providing permanent identification to as many pets as possible before the 4th of July.
H.O.P.E. for Animals
between 9am and 3pm
1333 Maycrest Drive
Allen County SPCA
between 11am and 6pm
4914 S. Hanna Street
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
between 11am and 5:30pm
3020 Hillegas Road
The staff at H.O.P.E. for Animals wants to remind 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 for the next few weeks. If their pets already have a microchip, they are also encouraged to check and update their contact information so their lost pet can quickly be returned home. Pet owners can verify and update their contact information for free at www.foundanimals.org.
“It’s great to hear about pets being reunited with their families after being lost. Sadly, those chances are greatly reduced if these pets were never microchipped or if the microchip contained inaccurate or out-of-date information” says Tyna Reiter, Community Outreach Coordinator at H.O.P.E. for Animals.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) states that owners of almost ¾ 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
Our mission at H.O.P.E. for Animals is to eliminate preventable euthanasia of companion animals and community cats by offering high-quality, low-cost, spay/neuter and wellness services, by supporting rescue, and promoting responsible pet ownership.