June is Microchip your Pet Month!
A new Loudoun County Animal Services initiative aims to reunite lost pets with their families while reducing the number of pets in the animal shelter. Operation Chip-a-Kitty encourages Loudoun County residents to microchip their pets – especially their cats! A partnership between Loudoun County Animal Services, Found Animals Foundation, Inc. and local veterinarians strives to remove barriers that prevent lost animals from finding their way home by implanting and registering low-cost microchips.
June is Microchip your Pet Month! To take advantage of the low-cost microchipping of Operation Chip-a-Kitty – make an appointment with our friends at Loudoun Cat Care. Microchip implantation is only $20, with no registration fee. Your pet will automatically be registered locally with Loudoun County Animal Services in addition to registration with the national Found Animal database. This opportunity is too great to miss!
Did you know, less than 3% of lost cats that find their way to animal shelters are ever reunited with their family? No one ever plans on their cat getting lost but it happens - even the most loved and cared for cat can sneak out of the door while carrying in groceries or having work done on your home. On average, lost cats can be found anywhere from right next door or 3 miles from home! Microchips as a form of identification will change this tragic statistic, save more lives and help homeless pets find their way home.
Presentations for Kids!
Do you and your kids want to learn more about animals?
LCAS is hosting presentations for kids 10+ with their parents to learn more about animals. For more information about upcoming presentation topics and dates, visit our Youth Volunteer Opportunity
The New LCAS Barn Cat Program
Did you know that you can adopt a wonderful feline for your barn at LCAS?
We see all kinds of cats at LCAS including formerly outdoor, indoor/outdoor, semi-social or semi-feral cats that are not a good fit for adoption into family homes. However, these cats would be very happy living out their days in a barn, on a farm, at a business, and in other safe locations. Our Barn Cat Program is designed to connect these rough and tumble and slightly sassy cats with families who have this kind of set up. These cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and adopted to families who appreciate ‘working cats’ for critter patrol and can provide a safe, appropriate environment such as a barn, stable, garage, or business.
What’s the Process? Sign me up
LCAS keeps a list of community members wishing to adopt a barn cat. When LCAS receives a cat that may be a good fit, a staff member will call to let you know that a possible adoption match has been made!
To place your name on the Barn Cat Wish List, please call 703-777-0406, email us or stop by the Shelter to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff!
Who We Are
We work each day to ensure a compassionate, humane community for animals and people. LCAS operates an animal shelter, which provides for companion animals who have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the county. The shelter also has pets for adoption. Officers enforce local and state animal laws and investigate reports of animal cruelty. In addition, LCAS maintains a lost and found animal directory, issues dog licenses and assists citizens with a variety of animal issues. For more information, contact LCAS at 703-777-0406 or by email.