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Lost pets continue to benefit from free microchipping offered by County’s Animal Services


This photo is from Regional Animal Services’ first mobile free microchipping clinic which was held on February 5 at the Scolari’s in Sun Valley. Nearly 150 pets received free microchips during the four-hour clinic. The photo shows Animal Control Officer Jesse Horton preparing a young puppy for its microchip.

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE – Washoe County Regional Animal Services plans to offer free microchipping services at several locations during the month of May, including this year’s Walk for Animals event on Saturday, May 18, at the Sparks Marina.

The following mobile microchipping clinics have been scheduled for May, 2013. Pet owners are asked to bring their dogs properly leashed and their cats in appropriate cat carriers:

Tuesday, May 7, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Scolari’s parking lot, 1300 Disc Dr., Sparks

Saturday, May 18, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Walk for Animals, Sparks Marina, Sparks

Tuesday, May 21, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Washoe County Senior Services, 1155 East 9th St., Reno

These mobile microchipping clinics are part of a year-long campaign by Regional Animal Services to provide free microchips for all Washoe County pet owners. Funding for the microchips used in the mobile clinics is provided by Maddie’s Fund®.

Through January of 2014, free microchips will also be available from Regional Animal Services located at 2825-A Longley Lane. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). For information about Regional Animal Services’ free microchipping campaign, visit WashoeAnimals.com.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.

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