87738869Throughout the month of March, St. Louis organizations are offering affordable microchipping for your pet. It’s all part of the one-year anniversary celebration for STLLostPets.org, a free online database that reunites pet owners with their dogs and cats. The organization is a collaboration of the Animal Protective Association (APA), St. Louis County Animal Care and Control and the Humane Society of Missouri.

For $19.99 per pet, you can take advantage of more than 50% savings at three of St. Louis’ largest animal care agencies until March 31. According to STLLostPets.org, dogs without microchips are only returned to their owners 21.9% of the time, and cats are returned only 1.8% of the time. On the other hand, pets that are microchipped have a much higher rate of return, including 52.2% for dogs and 38.5% of the time for cats.

STLLostPets.org says that 90% of stray, lost, and abandoned pets end up at one of their three agencies, but microchipping assists them in returning lost pets to their owners. The process is painless and involves inserting a tiny transponder under the pet’s skin that is scannable should a pet be separated from their owner. Every microchip comes with an I.D. number that is linked to the owner’s contact information, making it exponentially easier to reunite pets and their owners.

Here’s a list of local organizations that are offering the $19.00 deal this month:

  • Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO.org), St. Louis City Center 314-802-5700, 1201 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

  • Westport Area Center, 314-802-5720, 2400 Drilling Service Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

  • Chesterfield Valley Center, 636-530-8243, 17357 Edison Avenue, Chesterfield, MO 63005

  • Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APAMO.org), 314-645-4610, 1705 South Hanley Rd., St. Louis, MO 63144

  • St. Louis County Animal Care and Control (STLOUISCO.com), 314-615-0650, 10521 Baur Boulevard, Olivette, MO 63132

Please call in advance to make an appointment for your pet to be microchipped.

If you’re looking for a home away from home for your dog in St. Louis, please contact us. We’d love to offer your pooch a first-class daycare experience! Baxter’s K9 Complex is located just off the Page Extension (MO-364), just five minutes from 270 and Page Avenue!