Katy Community 'Chip Clinic will offer $5.00 microchips for pets with FREE lifetime registration on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Hodges Bend Middle School in Mission Bend! The group is pleased to be joined by student members of PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership) who will be volunteering their time and effort for this community activity. The PALS program is open to students ranging from 8th through 12th grade. PALS work with at risk students and serve as mentors in the Fort Bend ISD and are responsible for countless activities at each campus. KCCC looks forward to working with this young group of leaders to serve the Mission Bend-area community!
What is a microchip? A microchip is a rice-sized transponder that is injected between a pet’s shoulder blades with a needle. Dogs, cats and rabbits can all be microchipped. When getting ‘chipped, most animals don’t notice any difference than when receiving yearly vaccinations. A microchip does NOT have a GPS locator on it, but as long as the account is kept up-to-date, its number will be linked to the pet owner’s contact information. The microchip account is easily accessible online, and pet owners can update when needed and even add pet’s photo and veterinarian info.
WHERE & WHEN:
October 26, 2019
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hodges Bend Middle School
16510 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77083
PLEASE NOTE: MUST bring proof of RABIES VACCINATION (paperwork -- not just the collar tag) for the safety of our volunteers and other attendees. Cats and rabbits should be in secure carriers, dogs should be on a non-slip lead, no retractable leashes, please! This is for personal pets only. Families do not need to live in Mission Bend to take advantage of this offer.
Why is it so important to microchip your pets? Microchipping is a FREE CALL HOME FOR LIFE should your pet accidentally get out and be brought to a shelter or veterinarian’s office. Collars and tags can be removed or fall off, but a microchip goes wherever your pet does! In Texas, when a pet escapes its home, if brought to a shelter, after only three days it can be released for adoption (or worse). With more than 10 shelters in the Houston metropolitan region (pets don’t observe city limits or county lines!), finding a lost pet can suddenly become a full time job (posting signs, searching online, visiting shelters). Many times, the correct breed isn’t even entered into a shelter’s registration system upon intake, so making phone calls and asking if a specific breed was brought in can’t guarantee an owner finds its pet. However, if a pet is microchipped, it will be scanned upon intake, and can often be back home within hours! Microchipping a pet provides a direct link to the owner’s contact information and expedites a happy reunion.
For more information on this event, or to see the upcoming calendar, please like/follow the group at: https://www.facebook.com/KatyCommunityChipClinic