Microchip clinic in Guelph for pets takes place this weekend – Guelph

Microchip clinic in Guelph for pets takes place this weekend – Guelph

There’s a clinic in Guelph that may assist homeowners reunite with their misplaced pets a lot sooner.

Pet homeowners in Guelph and Wellington counties can deliver their canines and cats to have them microchipped 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 concerning the dimension of a grain of rice and incorporates the pet’s and proprietor’s contact info.

“At present, solely 14 % of stray animals coming into GHS are microchipped,” mentioned Lisa Veit, govt director of the humane society.

“We urge pet homeowners to think about microchipping, as a lot of canines and cats that go lacking annually in Guelph-Wellington don’t have any type of identification.”

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Katherine Leonard, supervisor of neighborhood packages and outreach for the humane society, mentioned the process is minimally invasive and the animal does not know one thing is being put into it.

“It solely takes a few seconds to implant (the microchip),” Leonard mentioned. “Then each 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 yr that the humane society has hosted a pet microchipping clinic.

“We had 88 pets microchipped in June,” Leonard mentioned. “We nonetheless have appointment slots (for Saturday) obtainable, however they’re filling up very quick.”

The price of microchipping is $35 per pet and proceeds from this clinic go to assist the Humane Society present medical care and therapy to animals in want in our neighborhood.

To guide an appointment, go to the humane society reservation website or e-mail GHScares@guelphhumane.ca.

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