Reminder: PAWS holding ‘Pet Safety Day’ Saturday to help owners keep animals safe

paws_logoThe Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), located at 15305 44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, is holding a Pet Safety Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 17. The goal is to provide dog and cat owners with practical advice and solutions for keeping their animals safe, ranging from demonstrations in cat leash training to low-cost microchipping.

Senior Animal Control Officer Debbie Dawson of the Edmonds Police Department will also be on hand to answer questions and discuss the City of Edmonds pet licensing program.

Pet owners will learn how to set up humane traps to help reunite lost cats with their families, can purchase an identification tag to help get them reunited should they become lost, and buy a city pet license. The event is sponsored by Northpointe Animal Hospital.

Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animal Services at PAWS, said: “We hope this free event will raise awareness of a crucial aspect of responsible pet ownership, and contribute to a reduction in the number of strays without licenses and identification. By educating members of the public through such initiatives, we can get stray animals reunited with their families before they ever cross a shelter’s threshold.”

For more information, call 425-787-2500 ext. 801 or visit the PAWS website.

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