Katy Community ‘Chip Clinic, a local non-profit, volunteer-run organization is pleased to announce its winter/spring schedule of upcoming events to serve the needs of Katy-area residents. The organization offers $10 microchipping for pets with FREE lifetime registration! What is a microchip? A microchip is a rice-sized transponder that is injected between a pet’s shoulder blades with a needle. When getting ‘chipped, most animals don’t notice any difference from when receiving yearly vaccinations. A microchip does NOT have a GPS locator on it, but as long as the account is kept up-to-date, its number will be linked to the pet owner’s contact information. The microchip account is easily accessible online, and pet owners can update as needed and even add pet’s photo and veterinarian info.
Why is it so important to microchip your pets? Microchipping is a FREE CALL HOME FOR LIFE should your pet accidentally get out and be brought to a shelter or veterinarian’s office. Collars and tags can be removed or fall off, but a microchip goes wherever your pet does! In the State of Texas when a pet escapes its home, if brought to a shelter, after only three days it can be released for adoption (or worse). With more than 10 shelters in the Houston metropolitan region (pets don’t observe city limits or county lines!), finding a lost pet can suddenly become a full time job (posting signs, searching online, visiting shelters). Many times, the correct breed isn’t even entered into a shelter’s registration system upon intake, so making phone calls and asking if a specific breed was brought in, can’t guarantee an owner finds its pet. However, if a pet is microchipped, it will be scanned upon intake, and can often be back home within the hour! Microchipping your pet provides a direct link to contact information and expedites a joyful reunion.
Pet owners do not need to live in the same town as these upcoming events to take advantage of this service, but PLEASE NOTE: cash only, and MUST bring rabies certification paperwork (not just the collar tag) – for volunteer and attendee safety. There is a limit of two pets per family, unless pre-approved. Cats should be in a secure carrier and dogs should be on a no-slip leash (please no retractable leashes).
February 17, 2018 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
KCCC at Brookwood, Gallery Furniture location – Richmond
7227 W Grand Pkwy S, Richmond, Texas
March 3, 2018 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
KCCC at Fulshear Farmers’ Market
9035 Bois Arc Lane @FM 1093
May 5, 2018 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
KCCC at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming – Richmond
9711 S. Mason Rd, Richmond, Texas
For more information on these events, or to see the upcoming calendar, please follow the group at: https://www.facebook.com/KatyCommunityChipClinic/
KCCC is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization*, and is a partner of Fort Bend Pets Alive!, an organization dedicated to delivering solutions that can make Fort Bend County a no kill community through programs such as education, adoptions, outreach, low cost spay/neuter programs and fostering. Microchipping more pets helps them get home quicker, so they aren’t taking up the space that is SO needed to give homeless pets a chance at finding their new homes.
*KCCC volunteers represent the following (plus more) neighborhoods: Aliana Lost & Found Pet Network; Alief Lost & Found Pets; Bradford Park Lost & Found Pet Network; 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; Grand Vista Lost & Found Pet Network; Lakes of Bella Terra Lost & Found Pet Network; Lakemont Area Lost and Found Pet Network; Lost and Found Pets in Estates of Highland Creek; Lost Creek Lost & Found Pet Network; Katy, Texas Lost & Found Pets; Mission Bend Lost & Found Pet Network; Mission Oaks Lost & Found Pet Network; Mission Sierra Lost & Found Pet Network; Mission Trace Lost & Found Pet Network; Parkway Lakes Village Lost & Found Pets; South East Katy, Texas Lost and Found Pet Network; Twin Oaks Lost & Found Pet Network; Waterview Estates Lost & Found Pets; West Oaks Village Lost & Found Pets.