Check the Chip! A free event – Saturday August 26th @ Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services
According to the American Humane Association, one in three pets will be lost during their lifetime.
An up-to-date microchip will bring your pet a 52% chance of getting home. The key phrase is up-t0-date.
With prevalent thunderstorms in Florida which can easily spook dogs, its even more important in the Sarasota area for us to ensure that our pets are chipped. And, can be returned to us. Lots of dog owners have their pup chipped and assume that’s it – but did you know that you need to keep that information up-to-date? Some companies charge a yearly fee to keep you information accessible.
On Saturday August 26th, Veterinarian Wendy Ying will be scanning pets and checking chip registrations at Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services – AND – registering your pet on Found.org.
This international nonprofit organization never charges a fee and your pet will be registered for life. Dr. Ying of 5 Elements for Animals will be at the location from 10am ’til Noon to help make sure your pet’s information is absolutely current and safe, should their be an emergency. This is a free event! Please bring your leashed dog, or kitty (in a carrier please).
The first 25 attendees will receive a goody bag with pet treats and information. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a “door prize”!
About Dr. Ying 5 Elements for Animals
Dr. Wendy Ying is the veterinarian at 5 Elements for Animals, a mobile traditional chinese veterinary medicine practice. She offers acupuncture, chiropractic care, herbal therapy, food therapy, laser therapy, rehabilitation programs, nutritional and wellness consults for dogs and cats, sport horses and farm animals. She has a great interest in pain management and physical therapy and teaches exercise classes for dogs and horses which encourage not only a healthier body but a stronger human animal bond.
Wendy has a lifetime of horse experience and grew up showing hunters in New England, then received her colors from the Los Altos Hounds while completing her undergraduate degrees in Molecular Biology and Chemistry from San Jose State University. She imported, bred and trained Registered Irish draughts and RID sport horses in North Carolina and Virginia while completing her DVM from NCSU and her Traditional Chinese Medicine degrees from Chi Institute. She competed in combined and pleasure driving with singles, pairs, tandems, fours and has been known to drive a unicorn. She has USEF national championship titles in both combined and pleasure driving. Her horses are now retired to the backyard and go on the occasional trail ride or drive.
Dr.Wendy and Dr. Kyle live on a farm in Myakka Valley Ranches with the horses, 2 dogs, 2 goats, a flock of chickens and ducks.
She co hosts the Horse Radio Network’s fastest growing show, The Driving Radio Show, with Glenn the Geek, a weekly podcast about everything driving. Dr. Ying leads the TCVM segment and is a frequent guest host on Horses in the Morning, a live podcast about everything horsey.