Spay & Neuter Kansas City announces T.L.C. program to tag, license and chip 10,000 pets in 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY Announcing Project T.L.C. (Tag, License, Chip)

Who:Spay & Neuter Kansas City What:Project T.L.C. (Tag, License, Chip) When:All of 2013 Where:1116 E 59th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

Spay & Neuter Kansas City (SNKC) announces Project T.L.C., whose goal is to tag, license and microchip 10,000 pets in 2013. Only a very small percentage of lost pets entering our area shelters are identified and manage to find their way back to their home. In order to increase pet retention and the reunification of lost pets in the Greater Kansas City Area, SNKC has begun Project T.L.C., a public awareness program with special T.L.C. package pricing. All proceeds from this project will spay and neuter needy pets of the community.

A public service announcement that highlights how easy it is for a pet to become lost, even for those pets that are strictly inside pets, can be found on our website, To increase the probability that a pet owner can be reunited with a lost pet, it is essential to ensure that the pet has a rabies tag and city license on its collar. And if by chance the pet loses its collar or didn’t have the collar on when it escaped, a microchip is vital. The shelter or any veterinarian can scan the animal for the microchip that is a small chip implanted under the pet’s skin. With the information on the chip, the owner can quickly be located and advised where to find the lost loved-one.

SNKC, a non-profit organization, holds low-cost, walk-in vaccination clinics on some Fridays and most Saturdays at their clinic located at 1116 E. 59th St., which is on the northeast corner of 59th and Troost in midtown Kansas City MO. To promote this campaign, SNKC has initiated a T.L.C. package that consists of a rabies shot and tag, a KCMO city license and a microchip and costs just $30.

The goal is to tag, license and chip 10,000 metro pets in 2013. This will: •Identify a pet and help reunite the owner and the pet if it is lost. •Give the pet one FREE RIDE HOME if it has a KCMO license on and is found by Animal Control wearing its tags. •Identify a pet to local emergency officials and trained rescue personal in the event of a natural disaster. This will allow owners and pets to be reunited quickly.

Spay & Neuter Kansas City has partnered with Kansas City Missouri Animal Health and Public Safety, Found Animals Foundation and Mix 93.3 to increase the public awareness of this project. For more information call 816-353-0940 or visit Spay & Neuter Kansas City’s website to get the details on clinic days and hours.


Contacts: Michelle Rivera, President Cell Phone 816-519-3428 (media use only) Whitney Mathis, Program Manager Cell Phone 316-308-1426 (media use only)

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