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Microchip clinic for local pets

Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 6:53 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Fur the Love of Paws is teaming up with Westfield Small Animal Clinic to give pet lovers an opportunity to chip their pets.

Fur the Love of Paws is hosting a micro chip clinic at Westfield Small Animal Clinic. Westfield Small Animal Clinic employees are volunteering to administer the microchips. There are over 200 chips available. They will be $25 each. These Funds raised will go back to Fur the Love of Paws Rescue for medical care and vet bills for rescued pets. Executive Director of Fur the Love of Paws Rescue, Jenn Porter-Milne says these chips are important to reuniting with a lost pet quickly.

“You never know what’s going to happen in life ever. A natural disaster, robbery, your pet escapes. Anything can happen and your pet can get out. It’s a one in three chance your pet will go missing in its lifetime so that’s pretty high. Two percent of cats are ever reunited and 15% of dogs are even reunited,” said Porter-Milne.

Porter-Milne says these chips prevent losing your pet to a quick adoption by someone else.

“Shelters are so quick to adopt out animals. They do have the stray hold but they adopt out so quickly because people are looking to adopt. That if your pet is not chipped the chances of you realizing your pets at the shelter and going to claim it before it gets adopted are very low,” said Porter-Milne.

The Clinic will be Saturday Jan. 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For those who will be attending make sure your cat is in a carrier and your dog on a leash.

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