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"Project Chip'n" - FREE microchip event for your pets!

One in 3 pets will get lost. Without ID, 90% won’t return home. Click here for more information on our Free microchip event, Saturday, Nov. 10th.

FREE Micro-chip Clinic in Stamford this Saturday! 

When: Saturday, Nov. 10th ~ 12:00–3:00 pm

Where: Stamford Ford-Lincoln, 212 Magee Ave., Stamford, CT

Your pet will receive a FREE micro-chip with lifetime registration in Home Again’s registry to give him or her the best chance of coming back home should a disaster strike or should (s)he become lost or stolen.

A micro-chip implant takes just seconds for a vet to administer, and then your pet has permanent ID that will last its entire lifetime. Project Chip’n is another community outreach program offered by OUTREACH TO PETS IN NEED (OPIN).

 

Outreach to Pets In Need will host a FREE HomeAgain® microchip clinic on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The clinic is open to the public and will run from 12pm – 3pm, located at 212 Magee Avenue, Stamford (at Stamford Ford). Local pet owners can have their dogs and cats micro-chipped for FREE. There is absolutely no cost to the owner and includes lifetime registration of the pet. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on leashes. For more information call Ali Girardi, Director of Fundraising and Special Events for OPIN at: (203) 326-0216.
In April 2012, OPIN gave away 122 free micro-chips. In June, 60 more were given away. Project Chip’n is just one of the many programs OPIN offers the public to support its mission of “putting an end to pet homelessness”. Our goal? – to chip every pet in Stamford and surrounding communities! These free clinics will be held quarterly.

One in three pets will get lost. Without identification, 90 percent of these pets will not return home. A microchip is the only permanent form of identification that cannot be altered or removed. The procedure is simple and very similar to a routine shot. A chip, about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted by a veterinarian between the pet’s shoulder blades just below the skin. The process takes a few seconds and no anesthetic is required. Lifetime registration into the national pet recovery database is included and processed by OPIN.

When a pet is found, a scanner is used to detect the presence of a microchip. Each chip has a unique number that corresponds with a database like HomeAgain, which contacts the owner. Every week we hear sad stories of lost pets. We’re conducting this FREE microchip clinic to help people improve the odds of reuniting with their lost animals.

There is no appointment necessary!

Our goal is to chip EVERY pet!

CATS must be secured in carriers for their safety.

DOGS must be leashed.

OPIN would like to thank: Mr. Dominic Franchella, Owner, Stamford Ford, as well as Dianna Shattuck, DVM and Ms. Tara Flanagan, Practice Manager, High Ridge Animal Hospital for making this public outreach event possible.

Outreach to Pets In Need  is an all-volunteer, 501c3 registered nonprofit agency that has financially supported the Stamford Animal Shelter since 2007.

To learn more about Outreach to Pets In Need visit, www.opinpets.org, email us at: Outreach@OPINpets.org or call: (203) 326-0216

Our all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is helping to fund the new City Shelter. Please donate to our New Stamford Animal Shelter capital fund – let’s build a better shelter!

 

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Leslie Yager November 04, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Free! so nice that OPIN is microchipping for free! If you love your pup, mark your calendar for Saturday!
CAG November 05, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Microchipping your pet is so important. Last week's devastating storm, in which so many pets and owners were separated, is a reminder that microchipping your pet is a simple way to help ensure that you're reunited. Thank you OPIN for sponsoring a free clinic!
OPIN Outreach to Pets in Need November 06, 2012 at 04:30 AM
All cats and dogs are invited. This is especially important for cats that go outdoors. Let's make all our community pets safer! Please spread the word. Everyone that gets their pet chipped will also be entered into a gift drawing compliments of our visiting vet practice, High Ridge Animal Hospital.
Leslie Yager November 09, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Free is good. Bringing Buddy for microchip tomorrow. See ya 12noon, 212 Magee Ave, Stamford Ford-Lincoln

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