No Kill Huntsville Announces July 2018 “Chipathon” for Pets
No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals micro chipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost.
In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. Hundreds of animals go missing each year right here in the Huntsville and Madison County area and their families never know what happened to them. Many of those animals end up in our municipal animal shelter. Animals entering Huntsville Animal Services, particularly dogs, are still at risk of being destroyed because dogs can degrade in the shelter which is nothing like the home they know.
Micro-chipping dramatically improves the chances of having lost or stolen pets reunited with the people who love and care for them because they can be identified by veterinary offices, animal control officers and animal shelter staff. If a pet is stolen, a microchip is the best way to prove who owns that pet. A microchip is not a GPS tracking device; it is a small vial which contains a unique number - much like a bar code - which is implanted under the skin and can be scanned.
No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a micro-chipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals micro-chipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Micro-chipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at:
Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Aubrie Kavanaugh; Email: admin@NoKillHuntsville.com and phone: 256-682-7381http://www.nokillhuntsville.com/; https://www.facebook.com/NoKillHuntsville###