Katy Community ‘Chip Clinic, a local non-profit, volunteer-run organization announces its last microchipping event for the year, and it is going to be a BIG one! In memory of Harveigh’s Story, Fort Bend Pets Alive donated 100 microchips to Katy Community ‘Chip Clinic! At the Saturday, November 10 event, the group will offer ONE FREE MICROCHIP PER FAMILY PET, and $5.00 for EACH ADDITIONAL PET (while supplies last).
Saturday, November 10
Hosted by City of Rosenberg
9 AM ·12 PM
2110 4th Street (Gazebo)
Rosenberg, TX 77471-5124
The group looks forward to serving the Rosenberg community right at the gazebo next to City Hall! Pets and their families do not need to live IN Rosenberg to take advantage of this offer. PLEASE NOTE: cash only, must bring rabies certification paperwork (not just the collar tag) for volunteer and attendee safety. Cats should be in a secure carrier and it is recommended that dogs should be on a no-slip leash with a securely fastened collar that they can’t pull out of (please no retractable leashes). There is a limit of two pets per family, unless pre-approved.
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 hours! Microchipping a pet provides a direct link to the owner’s contact information and expedites a joyful reunion.
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 pets don’t react any differently than when they receive their yearly vaccinations. A microchip does NOT have a GPS locator in it, but as long as the account is kept up-to-date, its number will be linked to the pet owner’s contact information. Katy Community ‘Chip uses universal microchips that can be scanned by any brand of microchip scanner, and offers free, lifetime registration of the microchip through the nationwide database maintained by Found.org. The microchip account is easily accessible online, and pet owners can update their contact information as needed and even add their pet’s photo and veterinarian information.
For more information on this event, or to see the upcoming calendar, please “like” and “follow” the group at: https://www.facebook.com/KatyCommunityChipClinic/
Event or sponsorship questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Katy Community ‘Chip Clinic:
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 forever families.
FORT BEND PETS ALIVE! is a 501(c)3 non-profit, for purpose organization dedicated to helping make Fort Bend County a no kill community. FORT BEND PETS ALIVE! works closely with municipal shelters, their governing bodies, community partners and residents to help reduce euthanasia rate to 10%. FBPA! promotes legislation with compassion and humane treatment of animals. We also promote life saving programs such as off site adoptions, education & community outreach, low cost spay and neuter surgeries, fostering, P.A.S.S (Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender) and rescuing companion animals in immediate danger from euthanasia list.
Harveigh the cow was an orphaned calf, found standing in water during the cold rain during Hurricane Harvey. She was brought inside in attempt to save her but with dangerously low body temperature, having little to no colostrum from her mom, chances of survival were against her. Stores were closed, roads were flooded, and families were being evacuated all around. Her rescuer believed God had other plans for one of his creatures: maybe it is to show people how strong the bond between animals and humans can be, or the bond between a so called dangerous breed of dog; The Pitbull. Their rescue dog Sealy adopted Harveigh as her own. Sealy loved to spend her time playing, cleaning, and protecting baby Harveigh. These two had such a special bond. Harveigh and Sealy’s adventures were captured and shared at www.facebook.com/harveighthecow.