Low-cost Microchip Event in Katy Can Save Pets' Lives


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

June 19, 2019

This Saturday, June 22, the Katy Community 'Chip Clinic hosts a low-cost microchipping event to protect your furry friends. For just $10.00 per pet, your family gets peace of mind from this lifetime, potentially life-saving service.

Pet Owners can bring their dogs and cats to the Pet Supplies Plus Katy West on Saturday morning for $10.00 microchipping. This service includes a free lifetime registration through a nationwide database maintained by Found.org.

Event Details

Saturday, June, 22 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pet Supplies Plus Katy West

5215 FM 1463

Cost: $10.00 cash only

For more information, visit the KCCC Facebook page.

Who can participate in the event?

Pets and their families do not have to live in Katy to participate at the Katy Community 'Chip Clinic (KCCC), but the organizers remind attendees that the event is for personal pets only. For the safety of volunteers and guests, pet owners are required to bring a Rabies Vaccine certificate (paperwork, not just the collar tag).

Cats (and rabbits too) should be transported in a secure carrier, while dogs should wear a securely fastened collar on a no-slip leash (please no retractable leashes).

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a rice-sized transponder that gets injected with a needle between the pet’s shoulder blades. Most pets don’t react any differently than they would when getting their vaccinations.

KCCC uses universal microchips that can be scanned by any brand of microchip scanner. Microchips do not have GPS locators in them, but they are linked to the pet owner’s contact information, so it’s important to keep that current. The microchip account can be accessed online for pet owners to update their contact information as needed, and even add their pet’s photo and veterinarian's information.

Why should pets get a microchip?

If a pet accidentally gets lost and turned into a shelter or veterinarian’s office, the animal can be scanned upon intake and linked to the owner’s contact information. Microchipping pets helps them get home quicker. Plus, they won’t take up space needed to give homeless pets a chance at finding a home.

About Katy Community 'Chip Clinic

KCCC is a 501c3 non-profit, volunteer-run organization, established by Katy-area Lost & Found Pet Networking Groups with a purpose of educating and facilitating convenient, low-cost microchipping opportunities for our neighbors. KCCC volunteers represent the following neighborhoods and more: Cinco Ranch Area Lost & Found Pet Network; Firethorne Lost & Found Pet Network; Grand Lakes 4 Pets Lost & Found; Grand Mission Area Lost & Found Pet Network; Lakes of Bella Terra Lost & Found Pet Network; Lakemont Area Lost and Found Pet Network; Katy, Texas Lost & Found Pets; Mission Bend Lost & Found Pet Network; South East Katy, Texas Lost and Found Pet Network.

For more information about this event, visit the KCCC Facebook page.

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