By Rhonda Massad
This Sunday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the annual pet adoption day will take place at the Pavillon du bois Papineau (3235 St. Martin Blvd. East). The city of Laval in collaboration with the Companion Animal Adoption Centres of Quebec (CAACQ) are expecting a dozen shelters to show off their healthy, vaccinated and sterilized furry friends.
The average price for pet adoption ranges from $100-$400 depending on the size and breed.
There will be technicians on hand to microchip dogs and cats at a cost of $25. A small receiver the size of a grain of rice is inserted underneath the skin of the animal between the shoulder blades. It is completely harmless and is only activated by a microchip scanner, an electronic device that most veterinarians have on hand. When scanned the small receiver transmits a code that gives access to the details of the animal. This allows the pet to get back to his family much more quickly.
In addition to shelters, there will be exhibitors offering various pet services such as pet walkers, hostels, education and canine behavior services, veterinarians and groomers.
For the first time the city of Laval will be offering pet owners the chance to purchase their pet licenses at a cost of $27 (cash only) on site.
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