Microchip clinic in Guelph for pets takes place this weekend – Guelph | Globalnews.ca

Microchip clinic in Guelph for pets takes place this weekend - Guelph | Globalnews.ca

2022-09-23 03:27:07

There’s a clinic occurring in Guelph that may assist house owners be reunited with their misplaced pets a lot sooner.

Pet house owners in Guelph and Wellington County can convey their canines and cats in to be fitted with a microchip on the Guelph Humane Society at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The chip implanted within the animal is the scale of a grain of rice and comprises the contact data for the pet and the proprietor.

“At present, solely 14 per cent of stray animals that come into GHS are microchipped” stated Lisa Veit, govt director of the humane society.

“We implore pet house owners to think about microchipping as a lot of canines and cats that go lacking annually in Guelph-Wellington haven’t any type of identification.”

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Katherine Leonard, the humane society’s supervisor of neighborhood packages and outreach, stated the process is minimally invasive and the animal doesn’t know that one thing is being put into them.

“It solely takes a few seconds to implant (the microchip),” Leonard stated. “Then every time a pet is introduced in, we scan the left shoulder blade on the high of the neck and it’ll inform us what the chip quantity is.”

That is the second time this 12 months that the humane society has held a pet microchip clinic.

“We had 88 pets that have been microchipped again in June,” Leonard stated. “We do have appointment slots (for Saturday) nonetheless out there however they’re filling up in a short time.”

The price of the microchip is $35 per pet and proceeds from this clinic go to assist the humane society present care and medical remedy to animals in want in our neighborhood.

To ebook an appointment go to the humane society’s reserving website or electronic mail GHScares@guelphhumane.ca.

 

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