Our Veterinary Services team organized the Richmond SPCA’s first high-volume, affordable microchip clinic in August of last year. More than 600 pets attended. We’ve hosted two other clinics since then, and we’ll host another one Monday, May 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at our Robins-Starr Humane Center. If your cats or dogs are not yet microchipped, this will be a great opportunity to have the service performed at a reduced cost of only $20 (which includes the chip’s lifetime registration – we’ll even complete all the paperwork!).
This is a small amount of money to pay for a lifetime of protection. One of the greatest fears we have as pet guardians is the possibility of being separated from our beloved companions. Being prepared for the worst is the best way to confront such fears, and that means ensuring that our pets can be identified and returned home.
Make sure your pet can be identified if he ever becomes lost or is missing. A microchip should always be accompanied by a physical identification tag attached to the collar, and we’ll have those for sale in our retail shop during the clinic (and every other day of the year!).
If you have not already signed up for a microchip clinic slot on May 10, you can do so now by visiting us online. Thanks for taking this important step to protect your precious pets. (Pictured is Marta, who is available for adoption and already microchipped!)
Tamsen Kingry is the chief operating officer for the Richmond SPCA. To read her complete biography, or those of our other bloggers, please click here.