The Clifton Times Pet of the Week: Meet Ravioli!
Don’t look pasta Ravioli, a sweet little senior Beagle and terrier mix , who is looking for her furever home through the Clifton Animal Shelter. Ravioli weighs just 25 lbs and is 12 years young. She is fully vetted, spayed, and up to date on vaccines. Check out Ravioli’s Petfinder profile and adoption video HERE, to learn more!
Ravioli was found in Weasel Brook Park in Clifton a week ago, as a stray. The shelter scanned her, hoping to return her to her owners, but sadly although she had a microchip implanted, the address had not been updated and the only information on record was for a rescue that is no longer in operation. So after a 7 day hold, Ravioli is now looking for her forever home. She is a delightful and sweet companion, and is eager to celebrate the holidays with you!
Ravioli’s story is an excellent reminder of the importance of microchipping your pets and keeping that information up to date. A local Clifton man lost his French Bulldog near Weasel Brook Park this summer, and was so worried that he would never see his pet again. He looked for his dog for days, before he realized that he had not updated the microchip registry with his updated address and telephone number, so he did so online. Shortly after he updated the contact information, he got a call from a local shelter and his beloved dog was returned to him.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure that can be performed at your veterinarian's office. Pet microchips are very small, roughly the size of a grain of rice and are inserted just beneath your pet's skin between their shoulder blades. Inserting the microchip is quick and safe, similar to a routine vaccination. The pet microchip uses a radio frequency to transmit the ID number stored on the microchip to the scanning device that reads the pet's unique number and displays it. The facility that scans your pet can then enter the microchip number into the Universal Pet Microchip Lookup tool online to determine if your pet is registered and get information to help reunite you with your pet. For more on microchipping your pet, please refer to the American Veterinary Medical Association website HERE.
If you are able to give Ravioli the home she deserves, please fill out the adoption application at the Clifton Animal Shelter and someone will contact you to discuss and answer any questions that you may have and to set up a time to come in to meet them. The shelter does this to ensure that the environment is calm and conducive to having potential adopters get a good sense of the personality of the companion animal, and so they aren’t subjecting them to unnecessary stress. The shelter is located in the City Hall Complex at 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton (shelter phone number: 973-470-5936). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to set up your appointment to meet little Ravioli.
As the holidays approach, please consider adding a new family member to your home to make your celebrations extra special this year. The Clifton Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets in need of homes, ready to bring lots of love and joy to your home. Check out their page on Petfinder to find the pet that is right for your family!