Chocolate Chips or Microchips? Get Both -- Sat. 2/16
Chocolate Chips and Microchips, a cookie eating and pet identification event, will happen on February 16 at Loyal Biscuit, Belfast from 10-2.
Trained shelter staff from Pope Memorial Animal Shelter of Knox County will implant the tiny, rice-sized I.D., which is encoded with a unique number and implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds. The ‘chip’ can later be detected and read by a scanner used by shelters, veterinarians and other agencies.
Losing a pet can be a devastating and traumatic experience. Micro-chipping your pet can help link your pet with a 24/7 recovery network. This will greatly increase the chance that your pet will be returned to you, if ever lost or stolen.
“We want to make sure every pet that is separated from its owner can be reunited with their family,” said Heidi Neal, co-owner of Loyal Biscuit Co. “It is so easy to have one’s pet microchipped and enrolled in a recovery database, it would be heartbreaking to let that be the one thing to keep a pet and its owner apart.”