Get your pet microchipped for $15 before holiday

Posted at 11:48 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 14:48:58-04

From now through July 3, The Animal Foundation will be offering a $15 special for dog and cat microchipping during the shelter’s newly expanded public vaccine clinic hours from 10am to 3pm daily. The Animal Foundation’s Low-Cost Vet Clinic is located on the shelter’s main campus at 655 N. Mojave Road. No appointment is necessary.

According to Dr. Ken Sieranski, Director of Veterinary Services for The Animal Foundation, “An astounding 1-in-3 pets will become lost at some point during their life. Without proper identification, 90 percent will never return home. Cat and dog microchipping can greatly increase an owner’s chances of finding a pet should he or she become lost.”

More pets are lost during the summer and particularly the upcoming Fourth of July holiday period than at any other time of the year. Last year, The Animal Foundation received more than 500 pets, most of them likely scared by fireworks, between July 3 and 10. Less than 20 percent of those lost animals were reclaimed by their owners.

Lost pets brought to the The Animal Foundation are legally required to be held for 72 hours so owners have the opportunity to reclaim them. If you've lost a pet, search at animalfoundation.com/get-pet-help/lost-found-pets or visit The Animal Foundation's main campus as soon as possible. The Animal Foundation’s Lost and Found Department is also located at 655 North Mojave in Las Vegas. It is open daily from 10am-7pm and is available by phone at 702-384-3333 x932. To claim your lost animal at our shelter, you must bring a photo of your pet, veterinary records, proof of rabies vaccine and current and valid breeders or fanciers license, if applicable.

As the largest volume single-site animal shelter in the nation, The Animal Foundation provides refuge for homeless animals throughout the Las Vegas valley. This latest promotion is just one of the many life-saving and life-changing efforts implemented as part of Mission: Possible 2020, the initiative to save all healthy and treatable animals that enter our care by 2020.