$15 Microchips at Humane Society of Catawba County

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HICKORY, NC (September 1, 2017)…“Anything can happen, and HSCC wants you to be prepared in all situations, from a serious disaster, such as the devastating flooding in Texas, down to an everyday emergency,” said Natalie Robinson animal services coordinator at HSCC.  Find information on creating a disaster plan with pets and preparing a disaster kit on the following websites: hsus.org, aspca.org, redcross.org. “All pet safety plans for pets include microchips, so check that off your list next week,” said Robinson.  HSCC does recommend identification tags on collars, but these can sometimes be lost or removed, and microchipping is a permanent source of pet identification.  When lost or stray pets are scanned by an animal organization, such as animal shelters or veterinary clinics, these identification chips are able to provide the owner’s contact information and are then able to reunite beloved pets with their owners.

$15 Microchips will be available weekdays Tuesday, September 5th through Friday, September 15th, noon – 4pm, no appointment is necessary. Microchipping is available to the public and not limited to residents of Catawba County. For more information call (828) 464-8878 during business hours, Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm or visit www.catawbahumane.org.