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Why Microchips Are So Important, And How You Can Get One in Burlington

Do you want to know the worst feeling in the world? When you lose something! You get that feeling in your body where your heart stops, then you start sweating and your stomach drops.

What have you lost? If it’s ever been a dog, then Wendy Dellemonico from Burlington, MA has a solution for you. A chip reader!

This was all inspired on April 19th when a lost Huskey was found and brought to the police, but the animal control officer wasn’t on duty and they had no way of identifying the owner of the dog. 

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Wendy owns A Better Way Pet Sitting Service and she said no way is that going to happen again! So she posted a message on the town’s Facebook page asking if anyone would be interested in this plan. She would buy a chip reader for the Burlington Police Department. 

If you don’t know what a chip reader is, it’s when a Veterinarian puts a microchip in your dog. And if you ever lose your dog, the scanner scans the dog. If the dog has a chip, then a long code will come up, which then matches with its owner. 

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Facebook went wild! And they helped donate $1746 towards the chip reader but it only cost $400. So Wendy thought she would coordinate a way for residents to get their dog chipped for a reduced price of $30. 

They’ve been able to pay for 47 microchips…25 have signed up, which means there are 20 openings left!

The event will be June 13th from 10am-1pm at Simon’s Park in Burlington, MA. 

Click to sign up!