After 336 cats and dogs were microchipped in June, the Lloydminster SPCA has decided to extend their free microchipping for pets.
In partnership with the Lloydminster Animal Hospital and Southside Vet Clinic, the SPCA will continue to offer free microchips for pets until July 31. Executive Director Jon Punshon says the organization still has some money from their PetSmart Charities Grant that allows them to provide more microchipping.
“We thought we might as well keep getting more animals microchipped because the more animals that are microchipped if they do end up coming to our shelter then we can get that information of who the owner is and get the cat or dog back home as quick as possible.”
Punshon says that all pet owners have to do is call either the hospital, clinic or the SPCA to book an appointment free of charge.
“What you implant is a little chip that’s about the size of a grain of rice and it goes right between the shoulder blades. It takes just a few moments and doesn’t cause the pet any discomfort then it’s in there for life for the pet.”
The SPCA can only extend the free microchipping as long as microchips are in supply.