Michelson Found Animals Provides Express Microchip Grants to Help Pets Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

The nonprofit foundation that operates the free microchip registry, found.org, is
also offering free microchipping for pet owners in the affected areas

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#hurricaneharvey–In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Michelson Found Animals announced
today that they are working to make sure all displaced pets have access
to microchips and a free microchip registry at found.org.

They have created Express Microchip Grants for shelters, clinics and
rescue organizations working with affected pets in the area.
Organizations can receive up to 1,000 free microchips to use on the
displaced pets in their care. Applications are being accepted until
September 15 and are available to 501c3 groups and municipal shelters in
the Texas and Louisiana area. To apply visit the link here.
Organizations with questions may also contact Michelson Found Animals at disasterpetrelief@foundanimals.org.

In addition, pet owners in the area can get their pets microchipped for
free at participating organizations through the end of September. A list
of those locations is available here.

“Our hearts are with all the people in Texas and Louisiana – and their
pets – who’ve been impacted by the hurricane and its aftermath,” said
Dr. Gary Michelson, Founder of Michelson Found Animals Foundation. “Alya
and I are impressed by the many great animal welfare organizations
working non-stop to care for and help reunite lost pets with their
families. It’s the mission of Michelson Found Animals to protect pets
and keep them in their homes and our entire organization is committed to
ensuring that as many pets as possible have the protection offered by
microchips and our free registry.”

Michelson Found Animals is also inviting all shelters, rescue groups and
pet owners to register microchipped pets at their free registry, found.org.
The registry accepts all brands of chips and never charges to register a
pet, update contact information or use the service. Microchips provide
the only form of permanent pet identification, but in order to notify
the pet owner if their pet is found, accurate contact information must
be registered. Since many pet owners in the Texas and Louisiana areas
are currently staying in temporary housing or moving to new addresses,
it’s important that they update their registry with current contact
information so they can be reunited with lost pets.

About Michelson Found Animals:

The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a non-profit supporting
pet-owners and animal welfare organizations; our mission is Saving Pets,
Enriching Lives. After celebrating a decade of service to animals, we
continue to grow as we find new and innovative ways to help pets and the
people who care for them. In addition to creating the first free
microchip registry, we now have our own adoption centers, research next
generation spay/neuter technology, and sell affordable high quality
products—all in the service of pets. Our unique perspective into all
aspects of animal welfare allows us to better support pet owners and pet
professionals alike. All of this is possible thanks to generous funding
from Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson.

See how we’re using our brains and expertise to obtain real, sustainable
results at foundanimals.org. To learn more about our free microchip
registry, and the many innovative tools that are making it easier to
connect lost pets to their people, check out found.org. Our spay/neuter
technology research is at michelsonprizeandgrants.org. And to find out
more about our Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop locations, where all
profits go back to caring for our adoptable pets, take a look at
adoptandshop.org.

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