Pima Animal Care Center is held a free microchip clinic Saturday as part of an effort to microchip 1,000 pets in June.
The event took place from 9 a.m. until noon at the PACC shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd, at a first come, first serve basis.
The shelter offered free vaccines, including a limited supply of Leptospirosis vaccines for dogs.
The clinic is part of the "Microchip Marathon", a community-wide effort by PACC, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and No Kill Pima County. AKC Reunite supplied 1,000 microchips for the event and Boehringer Ingelheim supplied the several hundred Leptospirosis vaccines.
The hopes of this effort is to minimize the number of stray pets in Pima County and make it easier for lost pets to reunite with their owners,
“Microchipping is the easiest thing pet owners can do to ensure their pets find their way home,” said Justin Gallick, director of community engagement for PACC, “As long as owners keep their contact information up-to- date, the microchip will always link them to their pet."
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