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Chip happens: Why microchipping your pet is a must

Dog, cat and bird sitting beside the words, "Does your pet have a chip on its shoulder?" The words Free microchip clinic are above the details of the clinic which are: dogs, cats and birds by appointment only on Monday, June 24 from 3pm to 7pm. Only 100 chips available to Cobb residents only. RSVP to with the address of the shelter at 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta 30008. The Cobb County Animal Services shield and the Papayago Rescue House logo are beside one another.
May 15, 2024

Microchipping: The Key to Finding Your Furry (or Feathery) Friend

Let's be real, losing a pet is one of the most heartbreaking experiences a pet owner can go through. You're left feeling helpless, worried sick, and praying they'll find their way back home safely. But what if there was a simple solution that could drastically increase the chances of being reunited with your beloved companion? Enter microchipping!

Imagine this scenario: your curious kitty slips out the door during your weekly Taco Tuesday gathering. Or maybe your pup gets spooked by a loud noise and takes off down the street. What about your feathery friend who somehow managed to escape her cage? Without a microchip, the odds of finding them are slim to none. But with that tiny rice-sized chip under their skin, you've got a secret weapon on your side.

The Microchip Advantage

Unlike collars and tags that can easily fall off or be removed, a microchip is a permanent form of identification. It's like a tiny, indestructible name tag that's always with your pet. No matter how far they roam or if they end up in a shelter, a quick scan of that microchip will reveal your contact info, making it a whole lot easier for you to be reunited.

But that's not all! Microchips can also act as a deterrent against pet theft. Let's face it, no one wants to deal with the hassle of a stolen pet that can be easily traced back to its rightful owner. Just having that visible "microchipped" tag on your pet's collar can be enough to make a would-be thief think twice. And this applies to all kinds of pets – dogs, cats, birds, you name it!

Speaking of birds, microchipping our feathery friends is just as important as it is for our furry companions. Birds are incredibly intelligent and can easily escape their cages or fly away if let outside. Without proper identification, it's nearly impossible to track them down. But with a microchip, you've got a fighting chance of being reunited with your feathered pal.

And here's the best part: microchipping is a one-time, super affordable procedure that lasts a lifetime. For Cobb residents, the procedure is FREE during our Microchip Clinic on Monday, June 24th from 3p-7p at the shelter at 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta 30008. RSVP now to to set your appointment.

The Bottom Line

Look, we all know how much our furry (and feathery) friends mean to us. They're not just pets; they're family. So why not take that extra step to ensure they can always find their way back home? Microchipping is a simple, cost-effective solution that can save you from the heartache of a lost or stolen pet, whether it's your dog, cat, or bird.

Trust me, you'll sleep better at night knowing that if your pet ever goes on an unexpected adventure, you've got a foolproof way to bring them back where they belong – safe and sound, right by your side.

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