LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Michelson Found Animals announced today that they are working to make sure all displaced pets have access to microchips and a free microchip registry at found.org.
They have created Express Microchip Grants for shelters, clinics and rescue organizations working with affected pets in the area. Organizations can receive up to 1,000 free microchips to use on the displaced pets in their care. Applications are being accepted until September 15 and are available to 501c3 groups and municipal shelters in the Texas and Louisiana area. To apply visit the link here. Organizations with questions may also contact Michelson Found Animals at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, pet owners in the area can get their pets microchipped for free at participating organizations through the end of September. A list of those locations is available here.
"Our hearts are with all the people in Texas and Louisiana - and their pets - who've been impacted by the hurricane and its aftermath,” said Dr. Gary Michelson, Founder of Michelson Found Animals Foundation. “Alya and I are impressed by the many great animal welfare organizations working non-stop to care for and help reunite lost pets with their families. It's the mission of Michelson Found Animals to protect pets and keep them in their homes and our entire organization is committed to ensuring that as many pets as possible have the protection offered by microchips and our free registry."
Michelson Found Animals is also inviting all shelters, rescue groups and pet owners to register microchipped pets at their free registry, found.org. The registry accepts all brands of chips and never charges to register a pet, update contact information or use the service. Microchips provide the only form of permanent pet identification, but in order to notify the pet owner if their pet is found, accurate contact information must be registered. Since many pet owners in the Texas and Louisiana areas are currently staying in temporary housing or moving to new addresses, it's important that they update their registry with current contact information so they can be reunited with lost pets.
About Michelson Found Animals:
The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a non-profit supporting pet-owners and animal welfare organizations; our mission is Saving Pets, Enriching Lives. After celebrating a decade of service to animals, we continue to grow as we find new and innovative ways to help pets and the people who care for them. In addition to creating the first free microchip registry, we now have our own adoption centers, research next generation spay/neuter technology, and sell affordable high quality products—all in the service of pets. Our unique perspective into all aspects of animal welfare allows us to better support pet owners and pet professionals alike. All of this is possible thanks to generous funding from Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson.
See how we’re using our brains and expertise to obtain real, sustainable results at foundanimals.org. To learn more about our free microchip registry, and the many innovative tools that are making it easier to connect lost pets to their people, check out found.org. Our spay/neuter technology research is at michelsonprizeandgrants.org. And to find out more about our Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop locations, where all profits go back to caring for our adoptable pets, take a look at adoptandshop.org.
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