Medina County SPCA News

WE NOW OFFER MICROCHIPPING TO THE PUBLIC FOR YOUR PETS!

The Good news is that 3 out of 4 dogs are microchipped and statistics show that 52% of microchipped dogs are returned to their owners.

The Bad news is that less than 2% of lost cats that enter an animal shelter are microchipped and are returned to their family. The return to owner rate for microchipped cats is dramatically higher at 38%.

One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. 

We receive 10 to 15 phone calls, Facebook messages, and emails daily with people reporting their lost pets. We often hear “he just snuck out”, “she never goes far”, “one of the kids accidently let him out”, “she’s an indoor only cat”. We get it, accidents happen.

While a microchip is not a guarantee that you will get your pet back, it greatly increases the odds if your feline enters a shelter.

Please consider bringing your unchipped cat or dog to the Medina County SPCA for a microchip. For just $25, you can increase the chances of getting your pet back if she becomes lost.  We will offer this service on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 11am-3pm. All cats need to be in carriers, no aggressive dogs.  Please call prior to coming to the shelter to confirm someone is here to assist you or to make an appointment.

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Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is looking for talented new board members. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership to help make our organization even greater, are willing to meet one evening per month (3rd Thursday of every month) and are passionate about animal welfare, please email tmiller@medinacountyspca.com for more information. Thank you!

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Did you know that you can help animals with your license plate? Check out the Ohio Pet Fund.

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Did you know that you can help our shelter just by walking your dog?

Go to http://www.wooftrax.com/ or download the Walk For A Dog app on your smart phone.