Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters have adopted out most if not all of their animals. Marion Animal Care & Control is no exception. Over the past couple months, MACC’s shelter staff have taken the opportunity to make improvements to their facility at 1021 IN-18. In addition to deep-cleaning, organizing, and clearing out the lobby, they have painted nearly every room in the shelter. They took it one step further and created fun and colorful accent walls to encourage photos with animals while brightening the facility into a more welcoming atmosphere.
Also, in anticipation of summer which is usually their busiest time of taking in animals, they are offering a microchipping special for $5 for fixed (spayed/neutered) animals, $10 for non-fixed. Anyone with pets, even outside the county, may make a microchipping appointment with MACC.
“By July 31st, we would like to reach our goal of microchipping 500 animals. Last year, we chipped nearly 400,” explained Brittney Shrout, Shelter Manager. She pointed out their normal cost is $10, still much lower than what vets charge.
Pets must have a rabies vaccine in order to be chipped. Proof must be shown. MACC is also offering rabies vaccinations through July 31st, 2020 for $25, which is about half MACC’s normal cost.
To make an appointment, contact 765.668.4491, firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form found on our website, cityofmarion.in.gov/pet, or the Marion Animal Care and Control Facebook Page.