Shore News Today reports that the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center received a $1000 donation from the Paws and Claws Society Inc.
The donation is in honor of Paws and Claws seventh anniversary celebration and the animal rescue shelter
’s birthday celebration. During the celebration month of July, the money will be used toward microchipping cats and dogs at a discounted rate.
“It’s a growing phenomenon,” president of Illinois Humane, Jane McBride, told the State Journal-Register. “Veterinary clinics promote it, and by law every shelter has to chip a dog or cat before they release it.”
Microchipping your pet can allow rescue shelters and veterinarians to easily access information about your animal companion so they can contact you in an emergency. The microchip is placed underneath the skin, is unobtrusive to your pet and can be read by a scanner, according to 24PetWatch.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that most strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification, such as a microchip, which can help owners locate their animals.