Michelson Found Animals Donates 50,000 Microchips
Michelson Found Animals Foundation is joining 20 national organizations to roll out #SpayTogether, a stimulus fund to help animal shelters and veterinary clinics perform 50,000 lifesaving spay/neuter surgeries in underserved areas.
Through the program, Michelson Found Animals created Found.org, the first free microchip registry.
The #SpayTogether initiative will provide surgical subsidy support grants to animal shelters and veterinary clinics nationwide. Additionally, the coalition has identified eight key states of focus that have substantial need due to veterinary shortages and/or large amounts of unaltered animals: Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, California, Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma and Florida. Expert veterinary support teams will provide on-site support, as needed, in these states.
“Covid-19 has upended families and changed life patterns, which can lead to pets getting lost,” said Brett Yates, Michelson Found Animals Foundation chief operating officer. “However, this crisis has also demonstrated just how important pets are to us. Helping pets stay with their families is fundamental, and through this program we will provide crucial protection to tens of thousands of pets in the event they get lost.”
Additional resources are also available for pet professionals.