MOUNTAIN AREA — More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year, according to Humane Society of the U.S.
To help mitigate the surge in lost animals during the Independence Day holiday this weekend, the Madera County Animal Shelter (MCAS) is running a special on microchips to help keep pets safer — easier to reunite with their humans if they get spooked by fireworks and run away.
Through July 15, dog and cat owners can have their pets microchipped for $15 at MCAS. (Rabies vouchers and county licensing will also be available.)
The shelter is located in Madera at 14269 Road 28. Operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Microchip services are available Monday through Friday.)
For more information or to make an appointment to have an animal microchipped, call (559) 675-7891.