Free pet microchipping clinic at Petco in south Reno

April 4, 2013

Thanks to funding provided by Maddie’s Fund, Washoe County Regional Animal Services will offer a free microchipping clinic on Saturday, April 13, at the Petco located at 5565 South Virginia Street in Reno. Area pet owners may have their pets microchipped for free from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who come to the clinic are asked to bring dogs properly leashed and cats in appropriate cat carries.

The April 13 mobile clinic is part of a year-long campaign by Regional Animal Services to provide free microchips for all Washoe County pet owners. To help reach that campaign’s goal, Regional Animal Services plans to hold mobile microchip clinics in neighborhoods throughout Washoe County during the course of the year. Maddie’s Fund has generously provided funding for all the microchips used at the mobile clinics during this free microchipping campaign as well as funding to cover the costs of holding mobile clinics on a weekend.

Regional Animal Services Director Barry Brode said the free microchipping campaign was inspired by the large number of pets successfully returned to their owners thanks to microchips. The campaign’s goal is to microchip at least 5,000 pets by the end of January 2014. Brode said over 2,500 pets were microchipped in the first two months which he attributes to the enthusiasm shown to the campaign by caring and responsible pet owners.

Source: Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

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