Free microchipping and pet disaster kits at Animal Services event on August 14.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
This Saturday, August 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volusia County Animal Services will be hosting a free, drive-thru pet microchip event at the Animal Services headquarters off Indian Lake Road in Daytona Beach. The first three hundred vehicles will get an added gift – a free pet disaster kit.
“We believe in microchipping that strongly, and we have the lost pet stories with happy endings to prove its worth,” said Animal Services Director Adam Leath. “We want to make sure that every pet finds its way home. A microchip is the best way to do that.”
According to a release, Animal Services is teaming up with Volusia County Emergency Management, who are supplying the free pet disaster kits. The kits come in a five-gallon bucket and include pet food, water, a leash, a first aid kit, a pet collar light, glow sticks, a waste disposal bag dispenser, and wipes.
“These are some of the essentials for your pets that you might not have time to think about in a disaster,” said Leath. “So, we’re going to think about it for you. It’s our way of helping to make sure that you and your pets are disaster-ready.”
Residents will remain in their vehicles during the event and are encouraged to wear a face covering. For animals receiving a microchip, dogs should be on a leash. All other pets, including cats, should be in a carrier. Staff will remove the pet from the vehicle for the quick and painless procedure.
To view and print the microchip consent form, visit https://bit.ly/3lELxbz.
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