Microchipping: Your Pet’s Ticket Home
Did you know? According to a study conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association:
· Dogs are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners if they are microchipped
· Cats are 21.4 times more likely to be returned to their owners if they are microchipped
Microchipping your pet can mean the difference between lost and found. Identification tags and collars are important, but they can break or slip off. With microchipping, a tiny computer chip — about the size of a grain of rice — is injected just under your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. The average cost for this service is $25. The microchip number and pet owner’s contact information are stored in a database. If your pet is ever lost, a microchip scanner will read the chip number and, if your contact information is up-to-date, the finder can contact you and reunite you with your pet.
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In 2005, Hurricane Katrina inspired Dr. Michelson to start Michelson Found Animals, an organization providing microchips and a free registry program to help displaced pets reunite with their owners. Since then, his foundation continues to implement other innovative programs to help pets in need.
Michelson Found Animals is back with the fifth annual Saving Pets Challenge, a fundraising campaign for organizations focused on keeping pets out of shelters. Paws for Life, a local SE Michigan animal rescue, is racing other charities across the country for a donation match in the 2018 Saving Pets Challenge.
At precisely 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 29, the charities that receive the first 150 donations of at least $50 will also receive a matching $50 donation from Michelson Found Animals.
Please consider making your donation this Tuesday at 2 p.m. at this link to help Paws for Life save more homeless pets: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/paws-for-life-rescue2
Every $50 donated means you are saving another homeless pet.