UPAWS out front in effort to microchip area pets

If you have ever had a beloved pet go missing, you know the frantic, panicked desire to find them. After all, that cat, dog or bunny is considered part of the family.

One way to help insure you will be reunited with your pet is to have them microchipped, meaning information on how to get in touch with you can be found with a simple scan of the animal.

So it’s a wonderful thing that you can make an appointment for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter and 24PetWatch’s Discount Microchip Clinic which began this week.

UPAWS and 24PetWatch Protection Services are working together to provide 100 discount microchips to Marquette County residents. The program offers one discounted ($10) microchip per household. Additional pets can be microchipped for $25 (at the same appointment time).

The dog, cat or bunny must be over 8 weeks old. Pet owners must be over 18 years old.

Appointments are required. Make an appointment at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ba4a722a4fc1-chip

The pet owner must bring identification for proof of Marquette County residency.

This program should offer a reminder to pet owners who already had their animals microchipped to be sure to update the contact information associated with the chip so it is current, in case the family has changed phone numbers or moved since initial registration.

In a press release about the program, UPAWS states: “A HUGE thank you to 24PetWatch Pet Protection Services for sponsoring and hosting the clinic for our community.”

We add our thanks to UPAWS for finding myriad ways to make the community a pet-friendly place including this current clinic.


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