Lost Pet Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to reuniting lost pets in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, FL, believes every dog and cat should be microchipped to get them home safe if they are ever lost.
Working through social media on their Facebook group, Lost and Found Pets 941 (Manatee & Sarasota), they successfully reunited over 1,800 lost pets during 2017 and have reunited thousands to date.
Because they feel so strongly about keeping pets safe, keeping them out of the overcrowded shelters and that every pet should be spayed or neutered, microchipped and wearing ID tags, they are offering free microchips with lifetime registration to the first 100 pets that are spayed or neutered at the Humane Society of Manatee County’s Veterinary Clinic now until May 31, 2018.
A microchip is the best form of identification for your pet. It is a permanent form of ID that can never be separated from your pet. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the animal’s skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique number and is registered with a national database with the owner’s name, address and contact information. The microchip can be read by scanners that are currently used by most animal organizations and veterinary clinics.
With a microchip, if your pet ever gets lost, the person finding your pet can have it scanned and returned to the owner quickly. The scanner will reveal your pet’s unique microchip number, the national database will be contacted to look up the registration and contact information for that animal, and the registered owner will be contacted.
Lost Pet Services, wants to #BeTheOne to be sure your pet gets home safe. Contact Patty Giarrusso, President, at Patty@LostFoundPets941.com or visit their website at www.LostFoundPets941.com. You can also visit or join their Facebook page to help reunite lost pets at Facebook.com/groups/LostFoundPets941.