WAUSAU - Pets add laughter, joy and tons of entertainment to the families they join.
If those pets go missing it's an experience no family wants to go through.
One woman in Wausau is making a difference for the pets and families in her community.
"I wanted to be the voice for the animals, because there aren't that many people that are like that out there," said Wausau Human Officer Ashlee Bishop.
Bishop started making a difference when she began working at the humane society when she was just fifteen years old.
Last year she started the pet vaccine and micro-chipping event, to make sure animals in her hometown were healthy and safe.
"I have so many people that are thankful because their animals are home for the holidays," said Bishop.
The Humane Society says that one in three pets will get lost during its lifetime.
The $10 microchips provided at the event increase the chances of lost pets being brought home.