Our primary mission is to save, rehabilitate and FURever home great danes from the DFW Shelter systems. While our volunteers will always work hard to fulfill this we also want to show some love for a great group of high school ladies doing amazing things for the Euless Shelter.
Trinity HS GAP Club has helped so many animals at Euless shelter and the Walk A Thon is one of their biggest FUNdraisers. We are so happy to support them and provide low cost microchips to their guests who want them. The $20 microchip donation includes registration with 24 Hour Petwatch.
The Walk A Thon will be at Trinity High School track. Bring your friendly leashed dog to walk or bring a friend and walk a shelter dog! $5 Entry Fee Donation is Appreciated! ADOPTION EVENT!! RAFFLES! BAKE SALE!!
Click Walk A Thon info, map and link to Trinity GAP Club
But Why microchip your pet?
No bigger than a grain of rice or more costly than a month’s supply of pet food, a pet microchip and enrollment in a pet recovery database brings lost pets home and provides peace of mind that your beloved companion will never wander unknown.
• The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
• One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.
A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, including 53 animal shelters across the U.S., confirmed the high rate of return of microchipped dogs and cats to their families, and the importance of microchip registration. From the study:
• Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
• Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
• Only 58 percent of the microchipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their pet parent’s contact information.
And with good reason—microchipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, unique and permanent identification.