Get a free microchip for your pet

February 15, 2013

From February 2013 through January 2014, Washoe County residents can get a free microchip for their pets from Washoe County Regional Animal Services.

“We want to give Washoe County residents an opportunity to microchip their pets for free over the next twelve months because we believe that microchipping is your pet’s best chance of returning home if it ever becomes lost,” said Regional Animal Services Director Barry Brode.

The goal of the campaign is to microchip 5,000 pets and encourage all pet owners, even those who think their pets never leave home, to take advantage of this free service. Free microchips will be available at Regional Animal Services, located at 2825-A Longley Lane in Reno, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). This is the same building that houses the Nevada Humane Society. For more information, call (775) 353-8900.

To help reach as many pet owners as possible, Regional Animal Services will use their Mobile Command Center to staff regular field clinics in different Washoe County communities throughout the year. There will be one on February 19, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Dickey’s Bar-B-Que, 290 Lemmon Drive in Lemmon Valley. For information about additional clinics, see the free microchips flyer. For more information about microchips, refer to “Microchip Your Pet in Reno.”

Once microchipped, Animal Services encourages pet owners to register their microchip online at HomeAgain.com to ensure proper identification if the pet should ever become lost outside of Washoe County.

Source: Washoe County Regional Animal Services press release.

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