Micro-chip your pet, it may mean its return home

Micro-chipping your pet
Animal Charity touts why its important to micro-chip your pet.

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — Animal Charity in Boardman was open Saturday to give pet owners who work during the week, a chance to get vaccines and micro-chipping.

When you’re a pet owner, that pet becomes a part of your family.

If your pet goes missing, and somehow ends up in North Carolina. Your pet can be returned to you wherever it’s found with the help of the micro-chip.

Micro-chipping helps find your pet if it gets lost. At the clinic, they take a needle and stick the chip right beneath the skin of your cat or dog.

It’s a procedure the Animal Charity clinic has been doing for five years.

Animal experts believe micro-chipping is better because there’s a risk your pet can lose its identity if it wanders off

“When the animal’s on a leash or tethered, they can break that, get lose, and then they can break off their collars, lose their tags, all of that. The good thing about the micro chip is that it can’t be lost. It’s always with the animal no matter where they go. They can be states away, and that micro-chip number is still going to register to you,” said Animal Charity Director Shalyse Bolash.

Animal Charity offered a discount on the process Saturday.

This discount is offered several times throughout the year. The process takes about three seconds.

These chips will remain in your pet for the rest of its life.


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