Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – The staff at the County of Lexington’s Animal Services wants to know if you’ve taken the steps necessary to keep your furever friend safe for Howl-O-Ween? There are perils to your pet that can be quite scary for animals if you haven’t done everything you can to keep them safe and happy on such a creepy holiday!
Halloween can bring lots of guest by your house that may frighten your pet. Scary costumes and anything that makes noise can add to the stress. Remember that children laughing, flashlights shining, lots of new smells, and cars stopping in front of your home may be fun for us, but not necessarily for your pets. Too much of this "fun" may cause your pet to run away.
One of the most important things you can do for your pet’s safety is to have them microchipped. A microchip is a small transmitter that is inserted under your pet’s skin. If the pet gets lost, a veterinarian, or anyone who has a scanner, can wand it across the pet and retrieve an identification number. That ID is in a national database along with the pet’s owner’s name, address, phone number, and other important information. If a microchipped pet is found, it’s much easier to reunite them with their human family; You just enter the ID number and let the computer do the rest!
To make sure as many pets in Lexington County have these as possible, Lexington County’s Animal Service’s is having a microchipping special. Just stop be with your pet at the Lexington County Animal Shelter on October 26th. It’s located at 321 Ball Park Rd. in Lexington. The shelter will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the staff will be microchipping Lexington County pets for $10! Stop by for this special treat and give your pet a chip!