More runaway and lost pets end up in animal shelters over the 4th of July holiday than any other time of year. The noise of fireworks can cause animals to become frightened and panic, and a panicked animal can run very long distances and become disoriented and lost. To help ensure the speedy return of missing pets in our area, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is providing free pet microchipping Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. while supplies last.
While it’s best to leave pets securely in doors on the 4th of July, this isn’t always possible. In the unwanted event a companion cat or dog goes missing, a microchip is one of the most effective ways to make sure they are safely and quickly returned to their owner, as it is becoming standard practice for animal shelters and animal control centers to scan incoming cats and dogs for microchips.
Located in Woodinville, Homeward Pet Adoption Center (Homeward Pet) is one of the largest no-kill, non-profit animal shelters in Western Washington. Homeward Pet cares for homeless animals from all over Washington state and beyond, whether surrendered by owners or transferred from other rescue organizations or shelters that euthanize. For over 22 years, staff, volunteers and supporters of Homeward Pet have given these animals a second chance through rescue, shelter, and adoption. Through this generous support they also help families and animals in the community through their low-cost Spay & Neuter clinic and the Homeward Pet Food Bank, sponsored by Doggy Haven Resort. For more information, please visit www.homewardpet.org.
Originally posted here: Free Microchips at Homeward Pet Adoption Center – Woodinville, WA Patch.