Mark your calendars to join us at Dane County Humane Society THIS Saturday, June 23, 2007 for CATAPALOOZA - a celebration of cats! We will be opening early that day, so doors open at 10:00 a.m. There will be a special cat adoption fair, discounted cat microchipping clinic, games, activities, kitten shower, great raffle prizes, refreshments, and more! Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome.
We will offer special rates on cat adoption fees the entire day Saturday only. Adoption fees for adult and senior cats will be reduced by 75%! We will also be offering a special Nanny Cat Adoption Rate - the adoption fee for an adult or senior cat will be waived with the adoption of any kitten.
Adult Cat (6 months or older) Adoption Fee reduced to $15.
Senior Cat (7 years or older) Adoption Fee reduced to $7.50.
Adult "Nanny" Cat and Kitten Adoption Fee reduced to $100 for both!
There will be a special raffle drawing at Catapalooza. You can purchase tickets now at the main shelter (5132 Voges Road, Madison) or the day of the event for your chance to win! Raffle tickets are on sale for only $2 each or 3 for $5.
Grand Prize - Custom-made cat tree valued at $150
1st Prize - Hand-crafted afghan valued at $75
2nd Prize - Hand-embroidered feline tapestry valued at $30
CAT MICROCHIPPING CLINIC
Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) will hold a special Cat Microchip Clinic at Catapalooza this Saturday, June 23, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the main shelter (5132 Voges Road, Madison). The cost is reduced to $20 per cat which includes all microchip registration and fees. For additional information or to register, please contact Julie at 608.838.0413 ext. 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. We strongly suggest calling ahead to reserve an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome.
Why should I microchip my pet?
According to the American Humane Association, only 16% of dogs and 2% of cats that end up at animal shelters across the country will be reunited with their families. In March 2005, DCHS began microchipping all adoptable dogs, cats, and rabbits hoping to improve these statistics. Currently, only about 20% of the animals that pass through our doors are microchipped.
What is a microchip?
The microchip is an effective form of permanent identification. It can be used in any kind of animal at any age and will last an animal's lifetime. The chip is slightly larger than a grain of rice and is placed just under the skin. An anti-migration cap helps prevent movement within the pet's body. Each chip is encoded with a unique and unalterable identification code that can only be activated when read by a scanner.
Does a microchip hurt the animal?
The process is similar to a vaccination and most animals do not react when the microchip is implanted. Most pets only feel a slight and immediate pinch-like sensation. Once implanted the microchip remains just beneath the skin for the animal's lifetime - a permanent form of identification.
Responsible pet owners do not expect to lose their pet. But accidents and unforeseen circumstances happen all the time. A missing pet can become your worst nightmare. Microchipping provides an easy and effective solution to the problem. Chip your pet today!