ROCKLAND, Maine — On Saturday, Jan. 19, Loyal Biscuit Co. in Rockland hosted a Micro Chips & Chocolate Chips fundraiser for the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County.
More than 25 dogs and cats were chipped with a tiny, rice-sized I.D., which is encoded with a unique number and implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds. The ‘chip’ can later be detected and read by a scanner used by shelters, veterinarians and other agencies.
In addition, many yummy goodies were donated for the bake sale portion of the fundraiser and in total, $811 was raised for the PMHSKC.
Loyal Biscuit Co and The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County will hold two more Micro Chips & Chocolate Chips event. The first is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16, at the Belfast location of Loyal Biscuit Co., and then again 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 23, at the Camden location of LBC.
Losing a pet can be a devastating and traumatic experience. Micro-chipping your pet can help link your pet with a 24/7 recovery network. This will greatly increase the chance that your pet will be returned to you, if ever lost or stolen.
This micro-chipping clinic is $25, and all proceeds benefit PMHSKC. There is no appointment necessary for the clinic, simply come between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. In addition to the micro-chipping clinic, there will be fresh, homemade Chocolate Chip cookies and other goodies available for a donation to the PMHSKC.
“We want to make sure every pet that is separated from its owner can be reunited with their family,” said Heidi Neal, co-owner of Loyal Biscuit Co., in a press release. “It is so easy to have one’s pet micro-chipped and enrolled in a recovery database, it would be heartbreaking to let that be the one thing to keep a pet and its owner apart.”
PMHSKC serves the following towns: Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville and Tenants Harbor; So. Thomaston Spruce Head, Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, and Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.
The Loyal Biscuit Co. was named The Best Maine Pet Store by the readers of Downeast Dog News for 2010, 2011 and 2012; Best of the Best for Knox County for 2010 and 2011; and Pet Store Retailer of the Year – Honorable Mention from Pet Product News International 2012. The Loyal Biscuit Co. is located at 442 Main St., Rockland, Reny’s Plaza, 1 Belmont Ave, Belfast, and 39 Mechanic St., Knox Mill, Camden. You can find the LBC online at www.loyalbiscuit.com or www.fb.com/loyalbiscuit.