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A Microchip Today Can Mean a Reunion Tomorrow: Community Microchipping Event

This past Saturday marked a significant stride in our mission to safeguard our furry friends' well-being. In collaboration with The Boulevard Veterinary Clinic, Maumelle Friends of the Animals hosted a microchipping event.

With the dedicated efforts of veterinary clinic staff and MFOA volunteers, a total of 45 animals were equipped with microchips, providing them with a lifeline should they ever find themselves lost or separated from their families. It's not just about tagging them; it's about ensuring their safe return home, where they belong.

Why Microchipping Matters

Microchipping isn't merely a precautionary measure; it's a proactive step towards enhancing pet safety and well-being. It’s a no-brainer! Here's why it's so crucial:

1) Permanent Identification: Unlike collars or tags that can be lost or removed, microchips offer a permanent form of identification. Embedded beneath the skin, these tiny rice-sized devices contain unique identification numbers that can be scanned by veterinary clinics, shelters, and animal control officers.

2) Swift Reunions: Pets can sometimes wander off or get lost, leaving their owners frantic with worry. Microchips significantly increase the likelihood of a speedy reunion by enabling shelters, veterinary clinics, and even some pet rescuers to identify the pet and contact the owner promptly.

3) Peace of Mind: Knowing that your furry companion has an added layer of protection can provide invaluable peace of mind. Whether they escape through an open gate or slip out during a walk, having a microchip ensures that they have a better chance of finding their way back home.

4) Lower registration fees: In the city of Maumelle, if your pet is spayed/neutered and microchipped, you only pay $5 annually to register them.

A big thank you to The Boulevard Veterinary Clinic and its staff for hosting this event and providing staff to insert chips. It is a privilege to partner with companies and organizations that understand the power of community collaboration in advocating for responsible pet ownership and ensuring the welfare of our four-legged companions.

Looking Ahead

Follow us on social media to learn about our next microchipping event and our other programs, like our free spay and neuter vouchers, custom-painting of city fire hydrants, etc. As advocates for animal welfare, our work doesn't stop here. We remain committed to implementing programs to support the animals and providing resources to pet owners and foster families.

Remember, a microchip today can mean a reunion tomorrow.

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