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Help Pets Find Their Way Home: Hamilton/Burlington SPCA and Pet Valu hold Microchip Clinic and Pet Food Drive

 


Hamilton, ON – (March 26, 2014) – The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA (HBSPCA) and Pet Valu are holding a pet microchip clinic and food drive on Saturday, March 29 at 1900 King St. East.


Family pets that have microchips have a far greater chance of being reunited with their owner when they get lost, or even stolen. “Micro chipping is a wonderful thing you can do for your pet,” says Dr. Jennifer Farr, Director of the HBSPCA Companion Animal Hospital. “A microchip provides a permanent means of identification and pets with microchips are returned to their owners sooner”.


Microchips are approximately the size of a grain of rice and are inserted beneath an animal’s skin, between its shoulder blades. The process is painless and takes about 1 minute. Each microchip has a unique identification number and contains contact information for the pet’s owner. A scanner is used to collect the information on the microchip once it has been inserted.


“Lost pets can be scanned easily at veterinary hospitals, Hamilton Animal Services, and the HBSPCA,” says Karen Reichheld, Manager, Animal Care at the HBSPCA. “To ensure your lost pet returns home, microchip your pet”, encourages Karen.
With thanks to Pet Valu, the HBSPCA is bringing microchip services to the community. Please join the HBSPCA at Pet Valu on Saturday March 29th, 1900 King Street East at Rosedale Avenue from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Cost is $30.00 for the smallest, state of the art microchip. Cash only. Pet Valu is sponsoring a food drive and is ready to receive food donations for pets in need.


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The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA (www.hbspca.com) is a private non-profit animal welfare charity. We protect animals from people, teach responsible pet ownership and care for animals in our companion animal hospital, shelter and foster homes. About 2,000 animals find their forever homes every year.


MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Reichheld, Program Manager, Animal Care. 905-574-7722 ext. 422

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