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EBHS Unleashed

Staff and volunteers of the Elmbrook Humane Society will be blogging about what's going on at the society, as well as other observations about life in Wisconsin.

The mission of the Elmbrook Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond through adoption and education, to provide shelter to homeless animals, and to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. EBHS services the city of Brookfield, the villages of Butler, Chenequa, Elm Grove and Nashotah, and the towns of Brookfield and Delafield. EBHS shelters unwanted pets and strays, and rescues injured domestic animals and wildlife, provides resources for individuals with companion animals and provides Humane Education to schools and civic groups.

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There is no way anyone can take better care of my best four-legged friend than me. (Said like a true parent.) So when I was faced with an overseas trip to China, I was thrown into a state of panic. Where will Skippie (said four-legged friend) stay? I was ready to schedule him at a kennel and ask for his forgiveness upon my return, when a dear friend rescued me and offered to watch my beloved for two weeks.  Great!

As my trip neared my worst fear began to sink in. What if he gets lost? Those of us who have a furry friend in our family know that this is one of the top worst fears. I began to look through for the most recent picture I had in case we needed a LOST flyer, when it occurred to me…….Elmbrook Humane Society has all their animals chipped before adoption.

I will admit. Although this seemed like a nice perk to adopting, I hadn’t given it much thought since the day I brought him home. I rummaged through papers and couldn’t find anything.  Just when the tears were starting to flow, I heard the familiar clinkity clink sound of Skippie’s dog tags. DOG TAGS! I scurried over to my slightly frightened looking friend and grabbed one his tags….and there it was. His 24PetWatch microchip tag.

I ran to my computer and found their website. After all was said and done I had all the important information entered and updated. I even was able to enter his dog sitters phone number as a back-up contact.

I’m not really sure how much it costs to have your dog or cat micro-chipped but I can say that I probably would never had done it on my own. This is truly a great service EBHS does for owners of newly adopted pets. It gave me a little more peace of mind to know that if my pet got lost I had a better chance of getting him back. Thanks EBHS. Keep doing what you’re doing.

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