Microchip Your Pet This Summer
NJ STRAYS has multiple summer 2019 North Jersey free and low cost microchip clinics, including:
June 22 - Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital, 612 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange - $15
June 29 - Dusty's Dog House, 190 Ave. E, Bayonne - FREE
July 27 - Hopatcong Pound, 378-398 Durban Ave, Hopatcong - $15 (at Dog Days of Summer)
September 21 - Hampton Inn, 350 Morris Ave., Denville - $15 (at NJPAW 2019 Conference)
For details, visit our Facebook Events page.
Microchipping your pet is one way to help protect him or her from becoming irretrievably lost or missing. Petfinder.com and HomeAgain provide the following sobering statistics:
One in 3 pets will become lost during its lifetime
Without proper ID, 90% of lost pets never return home
In New Jersey, if your lost pet is found and taken to a shelter, the shelter will scan for a microchip and contact the person registered to that chip's ID number. No chip? The pet is at risk for euthanasia after just 7 days!
Microchips typically cost $75 to $85. NJ STRAYS runs free and low-cost microchip clinics as part of our Lost and Found Pets of North Jersey Project. Our chips are smaller than a grain of rice, do not cause pain or discomfort in the pets, and require no annual fee. Simply remember to register your pet's chip number with your contact information online following the implantation.
¿Por qué debería ponerle un microchip a mi mascota?
Si alguna vez tu mascota se pierde y la encuentra un extraño, la puedes encontrar fácilmente gracias al microchip registrado. De acuerdo a Petfinder.com, una mascota con microchip tiene 238% más probabilidades de reunirse con su dueño que una sin microchip.