Free Pet Microchipping In Everett Saturday Oct. 1

September 22, 2016

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Get a microchip just in case you throw the ball too far and your dog gets lost.

Free microchipping is being offered for pet owners in Everett Saturday October 1st. Here are the details from the great folks at the Everett Animal Shelter…

As part of their never-ending quest to reunite lost pets with their owners, the Everett Animal Shelter (EAS) is offering a free microchip clinic on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shelter, located at 333 Smith Island Road in Everett. This clinic is for cats and dogs.

“Microchipping is a great way for pets to be identified,” says Dee Cordell, operations coordinator at the Everett Animal Shelter. “We scan every animal that comes into the shelter. Those with microchips have a greater chance of being reunited with their families.”

The shelter will submit the microchip information to the microchip company, 24PetWatch, but it will be up to the pet owner to update the information if they move or change their phone number.

Implanted microchips, when combined with visible ID tags on a pet’s collar, have proven to be the most reliable system for the recovery of lost or stray companion animals.

“Cats are Houdinis at getting out of collars, and dogs sometimes figure out a way to leave them behind. Microchips are the identification they can’t lose,” said Cordell. “Something the size of a grain of rice could be the reason your lost pet finds its way home.”

No appointment is necessary to take part in the shelter’s microchipping event, but cats must be in carriers, and dogs must be properly leashed and collared.

During the microchip clinic the Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett (ARF) will set up their ID tag machine in the shelter lobby. They’ll be selling pet ID tags for a $5 donation.

CASA (Camano Animal Shelter Association) is joining microchip forces with the Everett Animal Shelter, and also offering free a microchip clinic for the day. Their clinic hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CASA is located at 198 Can Ku Road, Camano Island WA. No appointment is necessary and pet owners are invited to drop by between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

To learn more, call EAS at 425-257-6000, or visit everettwa.gov/animals.


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6 Responses to “Free Pet Microchipping In Everett Saturday Oct. 1”

  1. Bourne Says:

    Why do I have this uneasy feeling that this micro-chipping will wind up as additional fees(read taxes) on the vet bill in the future?

  2. Anon Says:

    I dont believe in vaccinations.