More runaway and lost pets end up in animal shelters over the 4th of July holiday than any other time of year, as pets become frightened and panic from the noise and excitement of fireworks. This week the Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, is encouraging pet owners to come in and get their pets microchipped for free through Friday, July 1st, 2011 from 10am-2pm.
"We wanted to try and help the community and keep pets in their home. It's just too scary for the animals to end up on the street running wild and lost," said Terri Inglis, Executive Director of Homeward Pet Adoption Center.
Beginning Tuesday, July 5, Homeward Pet will offer microchipping for a reduced rate of $20 every Tuesday from 10am - 2pm. All dogs and cats brought in for microchipping must be spayed or neutered.