By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– According to research, microchipped cats and dogs entering shelters as strays are returned at a higher rate than non-microchipped pets. Unfortunately, it’s estimated only 5 to 8 percent of pets have microchips, so VVAPL Humane Society is encouraging pet parents to act during March Microchip Madness.
During the entire month of March, the humane society is microchipping pets for only $10, which includes implanting the chip and registration. Microchipping is done at VVAPL, 21779 Zuni Road in Apple Valley Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. There’s no charge to scan a pet to check for a microchip or to make sure their microchip is working properly. Don’t rely on the “Luck of the Leprechauns” if your pet gets lost. Microchips are a permanent form of identification that just might save your pet’s life.
For more information call (760) 247-2102.