December 8, 9 and 10 will be the last chances for feline spay/neuter clinics for 2023. The clinics will be hosted by Halfway Home Pet Rescue and will take place in Caribou at the old Broadway Electric Building, 40 Broadway Street, near Hogan Tire. Although the clinic will be free, donations will help the project to continue going well into 2024.
The exam will include spaying or neutering and distemper and rabies vaccines. Microchipping will be available for an extra $30. The team is requesting those who are able to donate $50 for a female cat and $35 for a male.
If you cannot afford a donation, they will still alter your pet. It’s important to get your application in as soon as possible. You can contact: email@example.com, call 207-496-2466, or get your application at https://halfwayhomepetrescue.org/clinic/.
As mentioned above, to have microchipping available at the cost of $30 is certainly money well spent. When a lost pet is found and taken to either a vet or shelter, one of the first things they will do is scan the animal for a microchip. Once the chip is located and scanned, they can search the microchip registry to quickly locate the owner’s contact information, saving time for everybody involved — not to mention the relief in knowing that your pet is safe.
While the microchipping technology is truly an incredible invention, your pet should always wear a collar with tags. It’s also important to ensure your dog’s collar is equipped with any licenses required in your area (such as rabies).
After your pet has been microchipped, you need to make sure that it is registered with the correct database and regularly confirm that all ownership and contact information is up to date, especially if you have moved or perhaps replaced an old phone. This will ensure that in case of an emergency, your pet can be returned to you as quickly as possible.
Please consider having this valuable tool to protect your pet. Microchipping technology can give pet owners hope in case the worst happens, and certainly peace of mind.
If you are interested in adopting a pet, stop by the Central Aroostook Humane Society or check out our Facebook page.
Please be responsible: spay and neuter your pets.
Gloria J. Towle is the secretary and a member of the Central Aroostook Humane Society board of directors.