Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ottawa Humane Society holds microchip clinic on Sunday

Orange Tabby with Autumn Leaves

OTTAWA, Ont. (20 October, 2009) – The first few weeks of fall have brought an astonishing number of cats to the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS). Only 5% of the cats that come to us as strays are ever returned to their owners — a number that would drastically increase if more pets had identification.

In an effort to boost return rates, the OHS is hosting another microchip clinic this weekend, allowing all responsible pet owners the opportunity to ensure that lost animals have the best possible chance of returning home — by implanting a grain-sized microchip that will provide a record of identification for life.

The OHS is holding the clinic this Sunday, Oct. 25, at its Champagne Avenue location to offer permanent identification for cats and dogs. The clinic takes place as follows:

Sunday, October 25
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
By appointment only
$45 (incl. GST) for each animal, two for $85,
three for $125 and four for $165
Ottawa Humane Society
101 Champagne Avenue South, just off Carling Avenue, one block west of Preston Street

Call the OHS at 613-725-3166, ext. 221 or e-mail microchip@ottawahumane.ca to book your appointment today!

All proceeds will benefit the animals at the OHS. Animals should be in a carrier or on a leash. Owners should bring vaccination records and one piece of photo ID (for example, driver’s licence).

For more information on the clinic, visit www.ottawahumane.ca.

For media enquiries, contact:
Tara Jackson, Communications Manager
613-725-3166 ext. 261

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