|Barked: Mon Dec 4, '06 9:41pm PST |
|This low-cost gift will help ensure your pet is safely at "Home for the
The Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT) is offering a unique holiday gift this
December for the pet that has almost everything. Snip 'n Chip is a
combination of low-cost spay/neuter plus a microchip for permanent
identification. Pets that have these two procedures are protected and will
live a longer, healthier life.
So what exactly is Snip N' Chip? The "Snip" refers to spaying or neutering
the pet to prevent unwanted litters and provides other health benefits that
will lengthen a pet's life and improve some negative behaviors.
The "Chip" refers to implanting a microchip for permanent identification. A
microchip provides a lifetime form of identification that cannot be altered,
and the procedure is similar to a vaccination. It just takes seconds. .
So, if your pet has already been 'snipped', but you would still like to get
in on the 'chip', no sweat! Microchipping will be available for $20 from
ACT for this holiday season.
Microchipping is essential as hundreds of thousands of pets go missing each
year. Holidays can be a hectic time for pets, as guests come and go, and
holiday festivities take place. Also, year-round emergency situations, such
as a car accident or hurricane can separate you from your four-legged friend
in a matter of seconds.
ABOUT ACT: ACT is a non-profit organization. Their primary focus is high
volume spay/neuter programs to reduce the high number of companion animals
entering local shelters, and in turn, limit euthanasia. *Spay/neuter costs
at ACT are greatly reduced and range from $40 to $95. *For low income
Hillsborough County residents who qualify, the cost is merely $10 through
the County's voucher program.
*certain restrictions apply
ACT Spay Neuter Clinic: 813-250-3900 or visit:
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