Texas Litter Control is supporting Montgomery County Emergency Assistance by collecting new, unwrapped toys for kids in need, by offering a $10 micro-chip deal. From now through December 31, 2013, TLC will be offering the deal for cats and dogs to customers who donate a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more or a $10 check made payable to Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. MCEA provides emergency and preventative assistance through temporary financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, childcare, prescription, and basic necessities.

“We are so excited to be helping Montgomery County Emergency Assistance while we are raising awareness about micro-chipping,” explains Deana Sellens, Executive Director of Texas Litter Control. “Pet owners should know that the last lifeline for their pet is a micro-chip. All of our shelters are scanning and many Animal Control Officers carry scanners in their trucks to avoid the animal ever getting to the shelter. Helping pets and helping kiddos! What could get better than that!”

Texas Litter Control usually charges $25 for micro-chipping. The chips are fully registered for life. There are no hidden fees! Micro-chipping pets is especially important in our region of Texas. During natural disasters such as hurricanes, many pets are displaced from their homes. Collars are lost and when animals are picked up, those with micro-chips are returned to their owners first. Even without natural disasters, 1 out of every 3 pets will become lost at some point. All of our local shelters in Montgomery and Harris counties are scanning for micro-chips. Micro-chipping dogs increases their chances of getting back to their owners over 200%, micro-chipping cats increases their chances more than 2000%!

If you don’t need a micro-chip for your pet, but would still like to help out, bring your toy to the Texas Litter Control clinic or bring a check made payable to Montgomery County Emergency Assistance.

Texas Litter Control is a not for profit, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic for cats and dogs. TLC is open Monday through Saturday by appointment for surgery and from 9am to 3pm Wednesday through Saturday or vaccinations wellness services. For more information about the TLC clinic, call (832) 510-7622 or visit texaslittercontrol.org. The TLC clinic could not exist without the generosity of Petroleum Wholesale. Petroleum Wholesale provides the space for TLC clinic as a service to the community. The clinic is located adjacent to Petroleum Wholesale’s Texaco station at the Rayford/Sawdust exit on the west side of Interstate 45 just south of the Woodlands at 150 Pruitt Road #H, Spring 77380. Petroleum Wholesale has been supporting the rescue of dogs and other companion animals for nearly two decades.