FLASh volunteers raise funds for Lafayette Animal Control - KLFY News 10

FLASh volunteers raise funds for Lafayette Animal Control

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A huge step forward for the Lafayette Animal Control Center, thanks to the generosity of FLASh, or Friends of the Lafayette Animal Shelter.

FLASh volunteers have raised funds to purchase 10 brand new microchip scanners that they donated to Lafayette Animal Control Tuesday afternoon.

The microchip scanners will be placed in the animal control officers mobile units, so they scan each dog or cat that they pick up as a stray to see if they have been microchipped.

That means if the dogs and cats have been microchipped, they can be immediately returned to their owners without having to enter the shelter.

FLASh director Patty Meehan and shelter director Virginia Lee told us the much-needed donation was made possible by a partnership between FLASh and the SPCA.

"All of the ACO's, animal control officers, will have a universal scanner on the road, so that will have a positive effect on when an animal is lost, they will not have to come to the shelter, and that's better for the animal, it's better for the owner, and it's better for animal control." said Meehan.

FLASh volunteers presented the new microchip scanners to Lee and her staff Tuesday.The "home again universal readers" scan all brands of pet microchips.

 

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