Thursday, 8 November 2012

Free Microchip ID: Pet Identification Adoption Day!

We have some very exciting news to share:  the First Event for the Shelter and Rescue Alliance of Manitoba (SARAM)! 
On November 10, the four members of the Shelter and Rescue Alliance of Manitoba (SARAM)  (D’Arcy’s A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre), Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue, The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) and Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter) are teaming up to provide a free identification microchip to animals who are adopted on that day from any of the four shelters. 
Pretty Pitbull Petunia is looking for her
furever home in a municipality without BSL.
Apply now to adopt her on November 10th
and she will come with a free microchip!
Manitoba Mutts will have adoptable animals at Petcetera at 915 Empress Street (but any of our Mutts adopted on this day are eligible, not just the ones at the Petcetera location!) D’Arcy’s A.R.C., The WHS, and Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter will adopt their respective animals at each of their locations.   Every animal available for adoption will have an identification tattoo and a microchip, “The microchip is one more way to reunite pets with their owners in the event the pet is lost.  We encourage pet owners to take every step to ensure their pet can be easily identified," stated Carla Martinelli-Irvine, Founder & Executive Director, Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter
“Having no ID at all is one of the reasons shelters are over flowing with unwanted pets,” stated D'Arcy Johnston, Founder & Executive Director, D'Arcy’s A.R.C., “A microchip is another way to ensure you get your best friend back to you. Keep in mind a tattoo can fade over time making it difficult for rescue groups to reunite the pet with its rightful owner.”
A microchip helps to easily and quickly identify an animal and its owners. Microchips are also more reliable than a tattoo that can fade or a collar tag that can get lost, however SARAM recommends having all three forms of identification in order to ensure pets have the best chance of returning home if they are lost. Typically there is a fee charged to an adopter if they choose to microchip their pet.
"It is essential pet owners keep their pet's information up to date," says Becky Nordquist, Executive Director of Manitoba Mutts, "if you change addresses, be sure to update your information with the shelter you adopted from as well as the registered microchip company."
For more information, contact:
D’Arcy’s A.R.C.:
D’Arcy Johnston, Founder & Executive Director
730B Century Street
Wpg, MB  R3H 0M1
P: 204-888-2266
The Winnipeg Humane Society:
Hannah Rose Pratt, Communications Coordinator
45 Hurst Way
Wpg, MB R3T 0R3
P: 204-988-8810

Manitoba Mutts Rescue:
Becky Nordquist, Executive Director
1-160 Dalhousie Drive
Wpg, MB R3T 2Z1
P: 204-803-8114

Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter:
Carla Martinelli-Irvine, Founder & Executive Director
3062 Portage Ave
Wpg, MB, R3K 0Y1
P: 204-832-9880

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