Natalie Saikowski accepts Microchip Manager position for Lone Star Boxer Rescue

Published 11/12/2015

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Natalie Saikowski, Executive Vice President of Mr. Rooter Plumbing, has accepted the position of Microchip Manager for Lone Star Boxer Rescue (LSBR). Lone Star Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the health and well-being of the boxer breed. LSBR is run and managed by volunteers. Their objective is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home boxers that come to the program.

 
LSBR orders microchips in bulk through a select, preferred vendor, and then distributes to local vet clinics who are designated to administer vetting to boxers who have come into their care. Microchip management is an essential element for a rescue group to be successful because each chip must be logged and tracked for each dog that comes into the rescue program. All paperwork for each chip must be registered with the microchip company in order to ensure proper reuniting of a dog that gets lost. Dog and cat microchipping are used to permanently ID your pet. A veterinarian injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot and takes seconds. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet's shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchip’s unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet. Animal shelters, breeders, rescue groups and veterinarians routinely look for microchips to return lost pets quickly to their owners, avoiding expenses for housing, food, medical care, outplacing and even euthanasia.

“I am extremely honored to be selected as Microchip Manager for Lone Star Boxer Rescue. Very sadly, one in three family pets will get lost during its lifetime, and without identification, approximately 90 percent will not return home. Serving Lone Star Boxer Rescue is a committed difference I can make in the community to support their organization. We have rescued five boxers throughout the years from LSBR and this organization is near and dear to my heart,” said Natalie Saikowski.

For more information about Lone Star Boxer Rescue and how to support the organization, please visit the link provided below.

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