On February 13th, A Life to Live partnered with Abshier-Meuth Animal Hospital and the Animal Medical Center of Baytown to host a free microchipping opportunity for 50 pets in our community. With it being Valentines Day weekend, what better way to show your love for your furry companion than to attend the "Recover Your Love" free microchipping event?!
Well, the community definitely showed their love! Over one hundred people gathered in line outside of Petco in Baytown early Saturday morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed (the humans, not the pets)! Residents started lining up as early as 7AM, with their canine and feline companions in hand, to take advantage of this charitable opportunity!
At 9AM, the doors opened and we started taking in pets, 8-12 legs at a time! By 10AM, our partnering veterinary team had successfully microchipped 50 pets! Furry friends in our community came in and out with tails-a-waggin'! We had small dogs and large dogs, puppies and seniors, hairy and almost hairless, pure breeds and mutts! No matter what the size, type, or breed, we chipped them!
As a result of this opportunity, 50 more dogs and cats have a significantly greater chance of returning to the comfort of their home, with loving owners, if they were to escape or become lost. Stuff happens; pets get loose! But, what actions are you taking to ensure that your pet is recovered, and returns home, when lost?
Throughout the year, we offer residents in our community with the opportunity to participate in free microchipping events through our Chip To Save Program! A microchip is a permanent ID for your pet; it cannot fall off, weather or be removed. A microchip that is registered and up to date with accurate contact information can save your pet's life! Through our partnerships with local veterinarians, like Abshier-Meuth and the Animal Medical Center of Baytown, we administer and register microchips at these sponsored events at no cost to the resident. We offer this unique opportunity to 1) help owners recover their lost pet, 2) decrease the number of pets being killed in local shelters, 3) free up kennel space in local shelters for animals that are truly homeless, 4) decrease the amount of tax-payer's money spent on euthanasia, and 5) decrease the chances of an owner's stolen pet from being "re-homed" or sold.
Visit our #ChiptToSave Page for more information on how you can get your pet chipped! Or, sponsor or donate towards our next event and help us recover pets and save more lives! #ChipToSave #ALifeToLive #AdoptToSave #SponsorToSave #SupportToSave #SupportLocal
All photography for this event was courtesy of our amazingly talented partnering photographers, and animal lovers, O'Banion Portraiture!