WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Microchip Clinic at SPCA Helps Owners Keep Track of Pets

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

September 29, 2013

There were plenty of tails wagging down at the local SPCA Sunday morning.

Pets big and small filed into the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA to get a rabies vaccine as well as a microchip that helps owners keep track of their pets in the event that they run away or get lost.

“The animal has a small chip, about the size of a grain of rice or so, below their skin,” says SPCA veterinarian Kristen Scheller. “So when animals come here, animal control or someone from the public brings them into our shelter one of the first thing we do is scan them for a microchip.”

“If it comes up positive we can look up their information and give their owner a call,” says Scheller. “So it's kind of like extra insurance to a collar.”

Throughout the event, 200 pets got the rabies vaccine and nearly 80 received microchips.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 225729051