Hello, North Dakota pet owners, let's have a little chat about why microchipping your pets is so crucial.

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According to 1800petmeds, more than 10 million pets go missing for a variety of reasons in the United States every year. A staggering 65% of them, roughly 6.5 million, never make it back home

Now, if you've got a furry friend and you're on the fence about this whole microchipping thing, consider this: it's a small investment that delivers immense peace of mind. And guess what? Your investment could be even smaller thanks to the generosity of a local rescue and veterinarian.

Mondak Animal Rescue, in collaboration with Dr. Shelby Hanson from Western Vet Clinic, is hosting a low-cost microchipping clinic for cats and dogs. This clinic will take place at Mondak Animal Rescue in Williston on Thursday, November 30, and it's on a first-come, first-serve basis from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Central time. No appointments required!

So, what's the big deal about microchips, you ask? Well, here's why they're such a nifty idea:

Never Lose Them for Good: Imagine this scenario - your beloved dog or cat decides to embark on an adventure of their own, gets lost, and ends up at a shelter. Without a microchip, it's like searching for a needle in a haystack. But with a microchip, it's more like finding a needle with a metal detector. So much easier, right?

Proof of Ownership: If someone ever tries to claim your pet as their own, you've got the ultimate proof - that microchip is like your pet's ID, showing they're yours.

Health and Safety: Some microchips even let you store important info about your pet's health. If your pet has allergies or needs specific medications, this could be a real lifesaver.

Peace of Mind: Knowing your pet has that extra layer of protection and identification? It's like having a safety net in case things go wrong.

But here's the thing to remember - a microchip is just one piece of the puzzle. Your pet should still wear a collar with an ID tag. And don't forget to keep that contact info up-to-date with the microchip registry because even the best safety net won't work if it's full of holes!

So, if you haven't already, think about giving your pet the gift of a microchip. It's a small investment for a huge return in terms of security and peace of mind.

Don't miss the opportunity this week at Mondak Animal Rescue in Williston. Thursday, November 30, and it's on a first-come, first-serve basis from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Central time. No appointments required.

Pet owners can get their pets microchipped for just $20 per chip, and it includes a lifetime registration of the chip. Please ensure all cats are secured in a kennel, and all dogs are leashed or in a secured kennel.

For more information, feel free to reach out to MDAR at 701-577-7387. Don't miss this opportunity to give your furry friend that extra layer of protection and peace of mind.

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