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Lloydminster vets and SPCA team up for free microchipping

The Lloydminster Veterinarian clinics and the SPCA are making sure your pets have a chance to come home.

During the month of June the Southside Vet Clinic, Lloydminster animal hospital, Weir vet services and the SPCA are providing free microchipping for pets.

Executive Director of the SPCA Jon Punshon says microchipping is a permanent form of identification that can help in the retrieval of your pet if ever gone missing.

“It is a 15 digit number that is specific to that animal. If a cat or dog with a microchip is ever brought into a SPCA or to a vet clinic it’s scanned and that 15-digit number comes up on our scanners and we can enter it into our computer database.”

Punshon adds without that number it becomes difficult to locate the owner of the pet.

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According to the SPCA, 30 per cent of dogs and 93 per cent of cats who go through the SPCA don’t get claimed by owners.

“Majority of the animals that come in as strays into SPCA and humane societies do not have any form identification.” Says Punshon

The price for microchipping varies depending on the clinic, at the SPCA it’s $40. To register for a free microchipping appointment this month contact the vet clinics or the SPCA.

 

Written by Tre Lopushinsky, 106.1 The Goat

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