Humane Society of Imperial County cuts microchipping fees for pets

Limited time offer! The Humane Society wants your pets to be safe, especially during the 4th of July

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) — To encourage more pet owners to microchip their pets, the Humane Society of Imperial County is reducing its microchipping fee from $25 to just $15 through July 9.

Devon Apodaca, executive director of the Humane Society of Imperial County, says more pets go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year, so having your pet microchipped will help you find your foursome friend fast. paws.

He says collars with name tags are very useful but can sometimes fall off. The microchip is a permanent form of pet identification.

The Humane Society of Imperial County is also still affected. On June 16, Apodaca released 28 dogs from the shelter and placed them with foster families in Los Angeles.

He says the saddest thing is not that a single kennel was opened after the departure of these 28 dogs.

“We had to convert a cat room into a room for puppies and small dogs and the majority of those dogs and puppies were in that room. Dogs and puppies in crates, stacked on crates, stacked on crates. This room still has a few small dogs and puppies in cages,” Apodaca says. “That’s how shelters are full all over Southern California, and that’s not how things should be.

No appointment is necessary to have your pet microchipped. Just stop by their office during business hours. Tuesday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed on Sunday and Monday.

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