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Celebrate National Microchip Day in Berks County

Tomorrow, August 15th, is National Check the Chip day. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association have joined together to celebrate pets with microchips and to promote microchipping of pets that do not have them. Microchips are very small identification devices (slightly larger than a grain of rice) that contain vital information about your pet and you, the owner. It is permanently implanted under the skin, between the shoulder blades of dogs and cats and can be “read” through the skin by a microchip scanner. The scanner reveals a number which can be looked up in a database of owner’s names, phone numbers, addresses and other emergency contact information. Microchips are crucial in helping lost animals find their way home. Most recently, microchips played a huge role in finding homes of dogs and cats affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. When lost or stray pets were presented to the local humane societies, doctors and staff scanned the animals and were able to look up owners’ information linked to the microchip number. Thousands of pets were reunited with their families. For more information on microchips and registration, click on the following link:

Friends of Berks County K9 Unit Golf Tournament

The 3rd Annual Kyle Pagerly Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on August 25th. Registrations must be in by August 20th. What: 18 Hole 4-man Scramble When: Sunday August 25, 2013 8:00 a.m. shotgun start Where: Galen Hall Golf Course ( $85.00 per player … Price includes: golf w/ cart donuts and coffee at check-in water, soda and beer on course, hotdog and chips during play catered lunch at the pavilion after play. This year’s event will benefit the organization “1Boy4Change” (, which will use the money raised to purchase heat alarms for police K9 teams. Any questions email: berks county k9

Berks County Parks

Berks County has a beautiful park system. They have 11 parks for you to visit and enjoy, including Gring’s Mill Recreation Area, the Union Canal Walking & Bicycle Trail, Kaercher Creek Park, Antietam Lake and the Berks County Heritage Center. (Antietam Lake is the only one that allows pets). Whether you enjoy summer concerts in the park, festivals or historical programs, they have something for everyone of all ages! Park Hours 8:00 AM to Dusk For details, go to:

Save the Dates for the Reading Fair: Aug 4th-10th!

This year is the 159th Annual Reading Fair. We hope to see you there! For detailed information and special discounts, go to: Only $10 admission per person includes all activties for the day! Days & Times: Sunday: 1 PM to 8 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 4 PM to 10 PM – Wednesday & Saturday: 1 PM to 10 PM Reading Fair
Directions: – The Reading Fairgrounds is located off of Route 183, at County Welfare & Hilltop Roads in Bern Township, Berks County, PA. From 222 follow 183 North to the traffic light at CVS/pharmacy, turn left and follow the BIG YELLOW SIGNS TO THE 2013 Reading Fair.

Neutering Your Pet in Berks County

Most male dogs and cats are ready and willing to reproduce by the time they are six to 12 months of age. There are able to breed consistently throughout the year or whenever they are exposed to a receptive female. Both male dogs and cats are prone to wander in search of romance and find themselves exposed to fighting with another animals or dangers such as cars. In addition, male cats are well-known to mark their territories by spraying ordorous urine on furniture, walls, shrubs, etc. Male dogs are sometimes equally anxious to mark their territories. Surgical neutering of male dogs and cats, called orchiectomy, eliminated any reproductive behavior and reduces urine odor and the desire to spray. Your male dog or cat will continue to have his own unique personality. He will be less likely to roam and enjoy staying at home more. The surgery removes the testicles. If you have specific questions, please give us a call!