Saturday, September 18, 2021

 

Thanks to a generous donation, the Tyler Animal Shelter will offer free microchips to any cat or dog for the rest of the year.

Tyler Animal Services will implant and register a pet’s microchip at no cost and pet owners do not have to be a resident of the City of Tyler. An existing microchip can also be checked to confirm that it is registered correctly.

Microchipping is a permanent identification for a pet if it becomes lost. The microchip alone does not ensure that pets will be protected; it also has to be properly registered.

Earlier this summer, Chandler resident Cathy Butcher was reminded of the importance of microchipping her pets. After more than a year apart, the Tyler Animal Shelter reunited her with her cat Stanley. 

“I was shocked and relieved,” said Butcher. “I thought he was adopted or in the kitty litterbox in the sky. It’s been about two months, and it’s been wonderful. He stays close to my side now!”

Interested community members can bring their pets to the Tyler Animal Shelter located at 4218 Chandler Hwy. Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

In-person media interviews with Cathy and Stanley will be available at the shelter on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

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About the City of Tyler
The City of Tyler, known as the “Rose Capital of the World,” is home to approximately 115,000 residents and is the major regional center for east Texas. Approximately 250,000 people come into the city each day to work, shop, and seek medical care or attend one of our four colleges and universities. Through conservative financial planning, we provide top-quality customer service to residents, while paying cash for infrastructure needs and ensuring that the City’s collected revenues exceed expenditures. The City of Tyler has no tax-supported debt and an AAA bond rating, a water supply that will last the next 75 years, and a landfill space to last until 2110. The City also provides residents with more than 1,000 acres of parkland which comprise 27 parks throughout Tyler. Our competitive fire protection rating is held by only 4% in the State and our Police Department is one of the first accredited in Texas. Our vision is to be the standard of performance excellence in local government. Learn more by visiting us online at www.CityofTyler.org.