A Maumelle Girl Scout troop worked with Maumelle Friends of Animals and the city’s Animal Control office to get 36 microchips implanted in pets.
“They put in 36 chips in two hours,” said Scout leader Michelle Elliott. “It was 35 dogs and one cat.”
The microchip project was the Girl Scouts to get their Bronze Award, the highest award the girls can achieve for their age group of 10 to 11,” Elliott said.
The Troop, No. 6323, is made up of Lauren Elliott, Morgan Krebs, Marlee Lamoreaux, Adley Barham and Lauren Baker. Amber Barrett is the troop’s other leader.
“It was kind of a neat idea,” Elliott said.
Dr. Nicholas Finn with the Maumelle Animal Clinic donated his time to implant the chips while the Maumelle Animal Shelter opened its doors to the Girl Scouts, who also held a food drive at the shelter while the chips were being implanted.
— Jeremy Peppas