|THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW!
|Microchipping- Why is it important if my pet is always close by?|
|We hear it a lot:
“No, I don’t need Fluffly microchipped because he never leaves my side.” or
While personal financial limitations are understood, we ask you this – Is $37 enough to risk your pets life? (Or $25 during our August 10th-15th special?)
Here are some examples of why the above “arguments” against microchipping don’t hold up, and why our doctors and staff ALWAYS recommend microchips:
– One day, a workman, friend, or a neighbor may leave your back gate open while Fluffy is out to do his evening business. You didn’t know the gate was open, and before you know it, you are panicked because your pup is missing.
– It’s Thanksgiving day and there are a lot of people in and out of your house. You are taking out the trash and Max slips out of the door with you to investigate the goodies in the bag. Before you know it, he sees a squirrel and takes off.
– Your kitty is indoor only, but you didn’t even notice when she slips out under your feet when you walk out on the back porch. She didn’t show up for dinner when you called her and now you are searching frantically.
– You and Sampson are talking a leash-walk stroll around the block. A car backfires and Sampson puts on the breaks and freaks out, slipping out of his collar and bolting into nearby woods.
1 in 3 pets go missing in their lifetime. 90% of those pets never make it home without proper identification. Microchips are permanent forms of ID that can never be lost or removed – and with simple registration, will link you to your pet forever.
So again, we ask you – is the money you saved by not chipping worth not seeing your pet again? Please consider microchipping – It could save their life!
|Upcoming EAH Community Projects and Events!|
Back to School donation drive!
The new school year is just around the corner… and some children in our area won’t have the supplies needed to get off on the right foot. Please bring new school supplies by our hospital during the month of August. Donations will go to the Rock Hill Children’s Attention Home
Thank you for donating and helping us help our community!
Humane Society of York County’s “Dog Gone Good Time Festival”
Join Team EAH at Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill from 10a-2p a great time while helping the HSYC! There will be a dog walk, lots of great vendors, and EAH will be a “Pick of the Litter” sponsor of the event and will also be hosting a microchip clinic! This event is a great opportunity for you and your pup to have a great time outdoors in beautiful Carolina fall weather while ultimately benefiting a great cause! Find more info on the event here!
2nd Annual Howl-o-ween Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treating at EAH!
What will your pet wear for Howl-o-ween? Get the costumes ready and come by the last week in October for a yummy treat and the opportunity to win 6 months of flea and tick medication! Whether the costumes are adorable or scary… clever or silly… We love when animals can dress up and have a good time! 🙂
Here is Pickle – our 2014 Howl-o-ween costume contest winner in her adorable lady bug costume!!
|EAH Highlighted Staff Member – Beth!
Beth is often the first smiling face you see when you visit EAH, and most of you know her well! When Beth is not serving as our Front Office and Accounts Receivable Supervisor, She loves spending time with family and friends, watching movies at home with her husband, Daniel, and their five rescued dogs and one kitty, visiting her family’s house in Cherry Grove, keeping her garden tidy, and cheering for the Carolina Panthers!
But did you know that Beth loves Game of Thrones, playing Candy Crush (she’s at level 1085!), or that she’s an only child? She was adopted by her parents as a baby, and in fact she was the first adoption her dad (an adoption attorney!) ever did! Beth would also be barefoot or in flip flops 24/7 if it were socially acceptable (which, her family thinks it’s not!).
Next time you are in the hospital, please take a moment to say Hi to Beth! Odds are good that you will see her. 🙂