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Those who love their pets tend to enjoy all animals. Our animal owners are no different. Check in on News-Herald staffers Robin Palmer and Cheryl Sadler as they share their own animal tales and announce upcoming events in Lake and Geauga counties.

Monday, April 27, 2009

This weekend: Lake Humane Society Microchip Clinic

I'm pleased to report another organization is publicly embracing a helpful tool used to reunite lost pets with their owners.

Lake Humane Society will hold its first-ever Microchip Clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, and Sunday, May 17, at its facility, 7564 Tyler Blvd., Mentor.

For $25 per animal, a trained member of the organization will implant a permanent 24-Hour Pet Watch Microchip between the shoulder blades under the pet's skin.

The procedure is almost painless, like a vaccination, according to 24PetWatch, which staffs the recovery service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "Most animals do not react when the microchip is implanted," it claims.

Lake Humane Society calculates a third of all pets will be lost in their lifetime, and some will be trapped by city or area trappers without their owners' knowledge. Animals brought to the organization are immediately scanned for microchips to ensure a speedy reunion if its family can be identified.

"Remember, collars and tags are easy to lose but microchips are permanent," Lake Humane Society adds. For more information call Lake Humane Society at 440-951-6122.

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


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