Permanent microchip identification and lifetime registration available for only $15
Sacramento, CA (April 20, 2006) – On Sunday, May 7, United Animal Nations and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay will offer a low-cost microchip ID event, where animal owners can purchase potentially lifesaving identification for their pets for only $15 per animal.
Microchip identification can save a pet’s life if he or she is ever stolen or lost and brought to an animal shelter. Microchips are inserted under the animal’s skin; they are the size of a piece of rice and contain a unique number that corresponds with the caregiver’s contact information. Microchips have helped reunite thousands of people with their pets, even when hundreds of miles separated them and the animal was missing for several years.
Microchip ID event details
Sunday, May 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center
2711 East Hanna Avenue, Tampa [map]
Information: (813) 876-7138
No appointment is necessary. Microchips will be sold for $15 as long as supplies last. Only cash will be accepted. Cats and rabbits must be in carriers and dogs must be on leashes. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
The low-cost microchip ID event is sponsored by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. It is part of the Community Animal Disaster Preparedness Partnership, a joint effort between UAN and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to provide animal disaster preparedness training, education and planning events in 15 communities nationwide in 2006.
About UAN. Now celebrating its 20th year, United Animal Nations (UAN) is North America’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services and a key advocate for the critical needs of animals. Visit www.uan.org for more information.
About the ASPCA. Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and today has one million supporters. The ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides national leadership in humane education, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, and animal poison control. The NYC headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital, animal behavior center, and adoption facility. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York’s animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series Animal Precinct on Animal Planet. Visit www.aspca.org for more information.
About the Humane Society of Tampa Bay: Founded in 1912, The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to the welfare of all animals because of their intrinsic value and rights. Its primary purposes are the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, the extension of humane education and the provision of shelter-based services. Visit www.humanesocietytampa.org for more information.