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Microchipping and Pet Disaster Kits
August 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volusia County Animal Services will be hosting a free, drive-thru pet microchip event. And the first 300 vehicles will get an added gift – a free pet disaster kit. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Animal Services’ headquarters, 1250 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach.
About the size of a grain of rice, microchips are implanted just under the skin. With the wave of a hand-held wand over the pet’s back, the ID code on the microchip will lead to the owner’s name and contact information. Animal Services has microchipped nearly 1,300 pets for free during five previous events in the past year. Animal Services Director Adam Leath says it’s the best way to ensure a happy reunion with a lost pet.
Animal Services also is teaming up with Volusia County Emergency Management to provide the free pet disaster kits. They’ll come in a five-gallon bucket and will include everything from pet food, water, a leash and a first aid kit to a pet collar light, glow sticks, a waste disposal bag dispenser and wipes – a $70 value.
For safety and convenience, residents will remain in their vehicle during the event and are encouraged to wear a face covering. For animals getting microchipped, dogs should be on a leash and all other pets, including cats, should be in a carrier. Staff will remove the pet from the vehicle for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later and the pets will be returned to their owner. To expedite service at the event, the microchip consent form can be printed and filled out before arrival. The form can be downloaded by clicking on the link https://bit.ly/3lELxbz.