Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Three Lucky Dogs

There's an old saying that three white dogs together are a sign of good luck, so today's story is about......three white dogs!

Last Thursday, the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) helped rescue three white Shepherds running loose on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. The dogs had escaped from their yard and were darting into oncoming traffic.

With help from some good samaritans, the Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT) caught the dogs and brought them to safely to the shelter. The following afternoon they were reunited with their owner, who was thrilled that they survived the incident.

"They're going to get a shower, they're going to see their vet again, and then they're going home and getting a steak dinner," said the dogs' owner.

These dogs certainly had luck on their side!

In case your dogs are NOT so lucky, please -- PLEASE! -- have them licensed and microchipped!

If you live in the City of Philadelphia, you are required by law to have your dog licensed. Licensed dogs picked up by ACCT are held for at least five days while efforts are made to contact you. However, unlicensed dogs are only required to be held at the shelter for 48 hours.

To purchase a license, visit the PSPCA (350 E. Erie Avenue in Philadelphia) or ACCT (111 W. Hunting Park Avenue). The costs vary, so please click here for more information: http://www.pspca.org/acct/e-acct.

The PSPCA also recommends that you have your pets microchipped. A microchip is a a small radio transponder (the size of a grain of rice) that is inserted under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades in a relatively painless procedure. If your pet becomes lost, any shelter or veterinary office can use a scanner to quickly identify your pet by its microchip. Thousands of petowners are reunited with their pets every year thanks to microchips.

The PSPCA offers low-cost microchips for $15. To schedule an appointment to have your furry friend microchipped, call the PSPCA at (215) 426-6300. For more information, visit: http://www.pspca.org/services/hospital.

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