Conservation & Animal Welfare

Nonprofit collaborative provides free microchips for Little Elm area pets

Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP), Friends of the Little Elm Animal Shelter (FLEAS), and Hula Hut of Little Elm partnered to provide free microchips for cats and dogs. 

The initiative aims to keep pets and their people together by subsidizing the cost of this vital service for pet owners and helped 138 pets receive low-cost vaccinations and wellness services. And, 91 microchips were implanted for free.

“We are thrilled to partner with Friends of the Little Elm Animal Shelter to bring this special event to the community,” said Stacey Schumacher, TCAP Executive Director. “At TCAP, our mission is to end pet overpopulation and euthanasia. This event directly correlates to our mission by ensuring lost pets can return home and aren’t euthanized in overloaded shelters.”  

According to microchip manufacturer HomeAgain, one in three pets will go missing during their lifetime. Without proper ID, 90% won’t return home.  

In addition to free microchipping, TCAP offered low-cost vaccinations and wellness services for cats and dogs during the Little Elm Animal Shelter, 1605 Mark Tree Lane event. Pet owners could acquire their pet’s rabies vaccine for only $5.  

Microchips at TCAP are typically $30 — around 80% less than full-service vet clinics. However, due to generous funding by FLEAS and Hula Hut, microchips were offered to Little Elm area pets at no cost. This offer includes the lifetime registration of the microchip via HomeAgain’s National Pet Recovery Database. publishes every week.
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