More runaway and lost pets end up in animal shelters over the 4th of July holiday than any other time of year. The noise of fireworks can cause animals to become frightened and panic, and a panicked animal can run very long distances and become disoriented and lost.
To help ensure the speedy return of missing pets in our area, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is providing free pet microchipping Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. while supplies last.
No appointment is necessary. All dogs and cats brought in for microchipping at Homeward Pet must be spayed or neutered.
While it’s best to leave pets securely indoors on the 4th of July, this isn’t always possible.
In the unwanted event a companion cat or dog goes missing, a microchip is one of the most effective ways to make sure they are safely and quickly returned to their owner, as it is becoming standard practice for animal shelters and animal control centers to scan incoming cats and dogs for microchips.
Located in Woodinville at 13132 NE 177th Place, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is one of the largest no-kill, non-profit animal shelters in Western Washington.