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Banji the cat becomes one thousandth pet to receive a free microchip from Washoe County Regional Animal Services


Banji is the one thousandth pet to be microchipped courtesy of Washoe County Regional Animal Services.

WASHOE COUNTY REGIONAL ANIMAL SERVICES NEWS RELEASE – An Orange Tabby name Banji recently became the one thousandth pet to receive a free microchip from Washoe County Regional Animal Services, just over three weeks into a year-long campaign to provide at least 5,000 free microchips for Washoe County pets.

“To reach the first one thousand pets in less than a month is nothing short of spectacular,” Regional Animal Services Director Barry Brode said. “The phenomenal response to this campaign reflects a community that truly cares about our pets.”

Brode also credited the strong and enthusiastic support from local media for the success of the campaign to date, along with the dedication of Animal Services staff and the Sheriff’s Office  Animal Rescue Team volunteers.

Banji was one of over a hundred pets microchipped during today’s mobile microchip clinic in Lemmon Valley. In the coming weeks, free microchips will be offered to Washoe County pet owners at the following locations. Please be sure dogs properly leashed and cats are brought in appropriate cat carriers:

Tuesday, March 5, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Cold Springs Park, 3555 White Lake Parkway, Cold Springs

Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Petco, 2970 Northtowne Lane, Reno

Tuesday, March 19, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Scolari’s, 5430 Sun Valley Blvd., Sun Valley

Additional mobile microchip clinics will be held on a regular basis throughout the year. Locations and dates will be announced at WashoeAnimals.com as that information becomes available. Microchips for the mobile clinics are being provided by Maddie’s Fund®.

Free microchipping is also be available from the Regional Animal Services facility on Longley Lane between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) through the end of January 2014.

For more information, visit WashoeAnimals.com.

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