‘Microchip mania’: Cat, kitten adoption fees waived with this special promotion – Animal Crazy – Orlando Sentinel

It’s “Microchip Mania” at Orange County Animal Services!  Here’s how it works:

During the month of August, Animal Services will be offering the “Microchip Mania” adoption promotion, which waives cat and kitten adoption fees when adopters register their new pet’s microchip onsite for just $9.95. The goal of this promotion is to save the lives of at least 200 homeless kitties. Animal Services also hopes to encourage microchipping, which is the best way to reunite with your pet if it is ever lost.

“We have so many wonderful cats and kittens in our care that would make great companions,” said Dil Luther, division manager of Orange County Animal Services. “ ‘Microchip Mania’ has proven to be a successful adoption promotion in the past, and we know it will help save the lives of many cats this August.”

According to The American Humane Association, over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. An up-to-date, registered microchip can go a long way in helping a lost pet reunite with its family. Last year at Animal Services, 11,400 cats were impounded, and only 2.6% were reunited with their owners.

“Microchipping is the best way to ensure your pet will be reunited with you if it’s ever lost,” said Luther. “But microchips are only useful if they are registered, so this is a great way to emphasize the importance of microchip registration. It’s quick and easy, and we’ll even mail in the registration for our adopters!”

Each cat adoption includes spay/neuter, initial vaccinations, microchip identification, FLV/FIV test, rabies vaccination, 5-lb. bag of Science Diet food and Adoption Welcome Kit.

Pet owners who would like to have their pets microchipped can do so for only $15 per pet at Animal Services’ clinic from Monday through Friday between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Animal Services is located at 2769 Conroy Road in Orlando.  You can visit the agency’s website here.

About Orange County Animal Services

Orange County Animal Services is Central Florida’s largest pet rescue and adoption center. Last year, Animal Services received nearly 23,000 animals at its shelter. For more than 40 years, the agency’s mission has been to protect the citizens and animals of Orange County. Its vision is to give abandoned and neglected pets a second chance to live long, healthy lives in safe, loving homes.

Originally posted here: ‘Microchip mania’: Cat, kitten adoption fees waived with this special promotion – Animal Crazy – Orlando Sentinel.