Local pet owners are encouraged to get their pets microchipped for a cause.

The Humane Society of Livingston County will host a microchip fundraiser for hurricane pet relief on Monday, October 9th. The microchipping clinic will take place from 4 to 7pm at the shelter on Dorr Road in Genoa Township. Officials say microchips are an invaluable, safe and effective method of identification in the case of a disaster. A ‘disaster’ for a pet is simply getting lost, whether that be following an automobile accident, a door or gate accidentally left open or in any natural disaster. The cost of the microchip and national registration is at a suggested $15 donation, with 100% of proceeds from the event being donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or ASPCA Hurricane Relief Fund. Items will also be collected onsite the day of the event to redistribute to the shelters in need affected by Hurricane Irma.

More information is available on the Humane Society of Livingston County’s website through the provided link. (JM)