$30 Keeps the Pet Population Down 7/30/12
City of Midland
July 30, 2012
MIDLAND, TX – 7/30/2010 – For the price of a 3D movie & drinks for two, pet owners could be saving the lives of their furry friends, helping to curb the increase at area animal shelters, while decreasing the tax burden for citizens.
Midland Animal Services would like to recommend two things that pet owners can do that will help to reduce the number of animals that are brought to the animal shelter each year. These are micro-chipping and spaying/neutering.
In the last month, two lost pets were reunited with their owners after several months, due microchips. One canine had been missing since Christmas eve and was presumed dead, while the other was living in Ft. Worth and wound up in Midland’s animal shelter. Both owners were extremely thankful. These happy reunions would not have been possible without the animal being micro-chipped and the diligence of staff to scan each pet that arrives at the shelter.
Midland Animal Services charges $15 dollars for a microchip and the process takes about ten minutes.
Midland Animal Services also has $70 spay/neuter vouchers that any City of Midland resident can use to help offset the cost of the surgery for their dog or cat. The vouchers are honored by all of the veterinarians in Midland and Midland County. Some only charge $70 for the procedure!