Michiana Humane Society offering discounted microchipping ahead of July 4th

NOW: Michiana Humane Society offering discounted microchipping ahead of July 4th

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.-- Starting Monday, Michiana pet owners can have their fury friends microchipped at a discounted rate in preparation for independence day celebrations.

If you have pets at home, you know how easily the loud booms and lights from fireworks can scare them.

Turns out, more animals are lost on independence day than any other day in the year.

That’s why Michiana Humane Society in Michigan City is offering their microchipping services for $15 dollars instead of the usual $25 dollars.

With lots of local Fourth of July celebrations cancelled across Michiana because of coronavirus concerns, many families will likely head to celebrations further away.

Looking for your pet in a different city would be a great inconvenience if they get startled and run away during a fireworks show.

Michiana Humane Society executive director, Johanna Humbert says the process to avoid such a scenario only takes ten minutes.

“Here at the shelter, we don’t even have you take your dog or cat outside your car. We have you drive up to your door outside our vet office. The vet assistant steps outside with a hypodermic needle, inserts the microchip in between the shoulder blades and your done. The entire process, filling out the paperwork and getting your pet microchipped generally takes less than 10 minutes," said Humbert.

Michiana Humane Society is offering their services by appointment only, and you will be required to wear a face mask when you get to the shelter.

Keep in mind the service only runs until Wednesday because staff will have to get all the data entered in time for July 4th weekend.

You can contact the Michiana Humane Society by calling (219) 872-4499.

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