Subaru Loves Pets event Press Release

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MURRAY, UT (Nov. 3, 2015) -- Dogs and cats are treated to free microchips for Halloween because nothing is scarier than losing your pet.


On Halloween, the Wasatch Front Subaru Retailers partnered with the Humane Society of Utah to offer the Subaru Loves Pets event to provide free on-site pet microchipping Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each of the five Subaru retailers across the Wasatch Front. Banfield Pet Hospital® licensed veterinarians and technicians volunteered their time to implant Avid Microchips in dogs and cats. A total 708 pets received a free microchip, treats for pets and people, and some locations took photos of owners with their pets and offered free customized pet tags.


Each retailer location offered a prize package worth $300 for the best costume in three categories: best pet costume, best pet and owner combo costumes, and most original or handmade costume.


Registered microchips offer a safe and permanent way to identify a pet and provide owner contact information if the pet is ever lost or displaced.


“The event went really smooth and it was a lot of fun to see the different costumes,” said Heidi Myers, HSU corporate sponsorship manager. “We’re grateful to our partnership with Subaru and Banfield Pet Hospital for helping provide this great service to the community.”


Wasatch Front Subaru Retailers purchased 1250 AVID microchips for the event. Remaining microchips were donated to the Humane Society of Utah to be implanted in some shelter animals before adoption.


Humane Society of Utah and Banfield Pet Hospital offer pet microchipping at their individual locations.


The Humane Society of Utah would like to extend their thanks to Young Subaru, Nate Wade Subaru, Mark Miller Subaru Midtown, Mark Miller Subaru South Towne, Doug Smith Subaru, Banfield Pet Hospital, and HSU staff and volunteers who helped make this event successful and provide this service to so many Utah pets.