More runaway and lost pets end up in animal shelters over the 4th of July holiday than any other time of year. The noise of fireworks can cause animals to become frightened and panic, and a panicked animal can run very long distances and become disoriented and lost. To help ensure the speedy return of missing pets in the Puget Sound area, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is providing free pet microchipping on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, between 10:00am – 2:00pm.

While it’s best to leave pets securely in doors on the 4th of July, it’s not always possible. In the unwanted event a companion cat or dog goes missing, a microchip is one of the most effective ways to make sure they are safely and quickly returned to their owner, as it is becoming standard practice for animal shelters and animal control centers to scan incoming cats and dogs for microchips.

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Dogs and cats will be microchipped for free at Homeward Pet, while supplies last. No appointment is necessary. All dogs and cats brought in for microchipping at Homeward Pet must be spayed or neutered.

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Located in Woodinville, Homeward Pet Adoption Center (Homeward Pet) is one of the largest no-kill, non-profit animal shelters in Western Washington. Homeward Pet cares for homeless animals from all over Washington state and beyond, whether surrendered by owners or transferred from other rescue organizations or shelters that euthanize.

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Homeward Pet is located at:
13132 NE 177th Place
Woodinville, WA 98072