The Town of Islip is getting into the spirit of National Adoption Weekend by renaming its animal shelter with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, and offering pet microchipping for owners who come down with their pets.
Deputy Supervisor Trish Bergin-Wiechbrodt will be on hand this Sunday, when the Islip Animal Shelter changes its name to Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-A-Pet Center. Shortly after this event, Islip town residents will have an opportunity to adopt a pet or have their own pets microchipped, a technology that helps find missing pets and addresses overcrowding at shelters.
For town residents, the cost of microchipping is $25. Owners must present a driver's license, to show proof of residency.
Petco is also serving as the event's co-sponsor, and will be there to offer pet advice, training tips and will be raffling off a gift card to the store.
The day starts at 11 a.m. and will be held at the shelter at 210 South Denver Avenue in Bay Shore.