What to Know
When: Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Long Beach Animal Emergency, 4720 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, 90804
Long Beach Animal Control will offer the free pet identification microchips
Animal lovers can bring their furry friends, or possibly bring a new one home, during the Long Beach Adoption and Pet Loss Prevention Fair, which will feature special guest Chloe, a 1-year-old terrier-poodle mix whose journey from trash bin to loving forever home touched many across the country.
Chloe was found inside a trash bag in a Long Beach dumpster last December. She will be attending the fair organized by Long Beach Animal Emergency, the facility that treated her for life-threatening injuries when she was first rescued. Chloe and her new family will be there to raise awareness about the importance of pet rescues and adoptions of abused pets.
The Adoption and Pet Loss Prevention Fair will also provide free microchipping for the first 100 pets in attendance and discount adoptions on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Long Beach Animal Emergency hospital located at 4720 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, 90804.
According to Pathway Vet Alliance, one in three pets will become lost. Fifty-two percent of microchipped dogs that end up in animal shelters are reunited with their families, compared to unchipped dogs who have a 22 percent reunification rate.
Long Beach Animal Control will offer the free pet identification microchips, with Long Beach Animal Emergency providing free implants for cats and dogs onsite. Microchip registration will also be free through Found Animals, a non-profit organization focused on saving lost pets.
"We invite all pet owners in need of microchipping services and would-be pet owners looking to adopt a pet in need to visit this amazing event," said Thomas Babcock, the hospital administrator at Long Beach Animal Emergency, in a press release. "At Long Beach Animal Emergency, we are committed to saving the lives of pets. This event provides education, resources and access to tools that can safeguard your pet, as well as the opportunity to make a difference for pets in need of a good home."
Volunteers from local organizations such as Long Beach Animal Control's Mobile Adoption Unit, Fix Long Beach (the organization that rescued Chloe last year), I Stand With My Pack, and Live Love Animal Rescue will be in attendance with cats and dogs up for adoption. Long Beach Animal Control will provide same-day adoptions to expedite the pets' re-homing process, provided that the animal is spayed or neutered.