Additional event will offer families an affordable price on permanent identification for their pets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sacramento, CA (July 29, 2005) – United Animal Nations (UAN), North America’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services, will offer two events in the Hartford area to help residents protect animals during disasters.
First, on September 10, UAN, North America’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services, will offer a daylong training workshop for individuals who want to join its Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), which shelters and rescues animals who are displaced by fire, flood, criminal seizures and other crises.
Saturday, September 10
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel at Bradley International Airport [map]
16 Ella Grasso Turnpike
Windsor Locks, CT
Cost: $85 per person and $70 per person for a group of five or more who register in advance; $95 at the door
Attendees must be at least 18 years of age. Participants will learn the basics of emergency management, why animal sheltering during disasters in needed, how EARS responds to disasters, what roles they can fill at an EARS emergency animal shelter, and much more. Participants will receive a comprehensive manual that includes resources for planning their family’s safety in case of disaster. Register online or call (800) 440-3277.
Then on Sunday, September 11, UAN will sponsor a low-cost microchip ID event, where animal owners can purchase permanent identification and lifetime registration for only $20 per animal. A microchip is inserted under the animal’s skin and contains a unique number that corresponds with a pet owner’s contact information. Microchips cannot fall off or stop working; they provide a “free phone call home” when pets are lost, stolen or separated from their owners.
Microchip ID event details
Sunday, September 11
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
25 Hazard Avenue, Enfield
No appointment is necessary. Microchips will be sold for $20 as long as supplies last. Only cash will be accepted. Cats and rabbits must be in carriers and dogs must be on leashes. For more information call (800) 440-3277 or download our informational flier.
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations (UAN) is the nation’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief and a key advocate for the critical needs of animals.