August 11, 2023

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Checking Microchips at Phil Long Ford of Motor City

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Checking Microchips at Phil Long Ford of Motor City

August 11, 2023 Colorado Springs, CONational Check the Chip Day is this August and Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) and Phil Long Ford of Motor City want to help pet owners ensure their pet’s microchip information is up-to-date. 

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, one in three family pets will get lost at some point in their life and only six out of every ten microchips are registered with the pet owner’s information. Microchipped dogs are more than twice as likely to be returned to their owners, and microchipped cats are more than 20 times as likely to be reunited with their family. 

A microchip is a permanent form of identification should your pet get away and lose their collar or tags. Every pet that comes into HSPPR is immediately scanned for a microchip in hopes of quickly finding their owners and returning them home. But many times, owners forget to update their contact information when they move or get a new phone number. 

HSPPR will be on-site at Phil Long Ford of Motor City on Friday, August 18 with General Manager and partner Mark Barton (and his right-hand paw Maverick) to scan your cat or dog for a microchip and provide information to help you update your chip’s registration. HSPPR’s Wellness Waggin’ is also offering cat and dog vaccinations for $20 each, and microchips for $40 each. This event is first come, first served; please note there are limited vaccinations and microchips available. 

  • Friday, August 18th, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Phil Long Ford of Motor City at 1212 Motor City Dr. in Colorado Springs
  • Interviews with HSPPR and Phil Long Ford staff members available from 9:00 a.m. – noon. 
  • For additional details, including vaccinations available, click here.  
About Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving nearly 24,000 animals a year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. Its Bite Blotter is used to track the quantity, severity, victim types and locations of domestic animal bites to create a safer and more informed community. Rated four stars by Charity Navigator, HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from the community to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit

About Phil Long Ford of Motor City:Phil Long Ford of Motor City is part of the Phil Long Family of Dealerships, the largest privately held automotive group in Colorado. The dealership has a strong and committed staff with several years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. They offer a wide range of amenities to enhance customer experience, whether waiting for a vehicle to be serviced, picking up a part, or stopping by to check out a new vehicle. 

Visit Phil Long Ford of Motor City at 1212 Motor City Drive, Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., online at, on Facebook, or by phone at (866) 947-5647.