WESTLAND (WWJ) – Now that spring is here, pet owners and their companions will soon be enjoying the nicer weather. Sadly, this time of year is when the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) sees a dramatic rise in the number of lost and missing pets.  

In order to help prevent the pain and heartache of losing a beloved companion, MHS is holding a low-cost pet microchipping clinic at the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland (900 N. Newburgh Rd.) this Sunday, March 27, from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Microchipping will be offered for $18, discounted from the regular cost of approximately $50.

Microchips give your pet a safe and permanent form of identification that can be identified by nearly every veterinarian, humane organization and local animal control. When combined with an ID tag, it’s the best way to ensure that if a pet becomes lost, they will always have a ticket home.

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Supplies of microchips are limited to 400, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. All dogs and cats must be on leashes or in appropriate carriers. Please ensure your pet is comfortable around other animals.

Be ready to provide the necessary information to register your microchip, including home address and phone number, name and phone number of your pet’s veterinarian, and an alternate contact person’s name and phone number. 

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For more information about the event, please call (734) 721-4195 or visit the MHS website.