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Micro-chip can identify a lost pet

Pattye Lacy and Leslie Rockey

Dear Editor,

I was saddened to read the letter from Gay Moore in the March 3 Glenwood Springs Post Independent Post regarding the pit bull that was hit by a car and succumbed to his injuries.

I applaud the efforts of Ms. Moore, Red Hill Animal Health Clinic and all those who stopped to help.

I would like to mention two things from the animal shelter perspective.

First, collars are of no use to animal control officers or shelters without tags. Please see that your dog and cat wear a collar with tags at all times. I would recommend having your companion pet micro-chipped for identification.

Second, have your dog or cat spayed or neutered.

At Colorado Animal Rescue Inc., we offer micro-chipping of your dog or cat at a low cost. With the help of microchips, animals have been reunited with their owners even when there are many miles between them.

We also offer to the community spay or neuter assistance. We will send the veterinarian of your choice $25 to help offset the cost of surgery.

We urge everyone to take advantage of this program, which is available through the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund. You too can be a contributor, via your 2002 Colorado State Income Tax return.

For information regarding either of these programs, please contact the shelter at 947-9173.


Pattye Lacy and Leslie Rockey

Executive Co-Directors,

Colorado Animal Rescue

Glenwood Springs

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