Pets & Animal

Animal advocates in Marshall Co. announce “Chipathon” for pets

MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WAFF) – July is national lost pet prevention month and animal advocates in Marshall County are ensuring just that.

Leaders in Albertville are on a mission to make sure pets in the area are micro-chipped, to make finding them easier if they get lost.

Marshall County animal advocates are hosting a Chipathon event to help people have companion animals microchipped. Throughout the month of July, owners can have their animals microchipped at local veterinary clinics and hospitals for $25.

According to Marshall County Animal Advocates, 1 out of every 3 pets go missing and nearly 90% of missing pets never return home.

Chipathon held at the following locations:

Arab: Arab Veterinary Hospital, 265-586-3183

Boaz: B&A Animal Hospital, 256-593-3332

Guntersville: Lake Guntersville Veterinary Services, 256-486-9053

Albertville: McCrory Animal Clinic, 256-878-3131 (walk-in Monday-Friday, 7p-12p, 3p-4p)

Guntersville: Spring Creek Animal Clinic, 256-582-5910

Appointments can be scheduled at any of the listed veterinary clinics and hospitals. Proof of rabies vaccination is required before pets can get microchipped.

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