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Free pet microchipping


Roxie made it home safely with help from a microchip.

Free microchipping is available to all Washoe County pet owners. In an effort to make sure owners have a chance to get their pets microchipped, Washoe County Regional Animal Services is launching its Free Microchip Campaign Saturday, February 21, at Reno’s Petco on South Virginia Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Animal Services has seen its return to owner rate in Washoe County increase 30 percent the past two years due to microchips. A grant provided by Maddie’s Fund has covered the costs of the microchips.

“The successful efforts made by staff and volunteers of Washoe County Regional Animal Services to reunite people with their lost pets is admirable” said Animal Services Director Shyanne Schull.

“The microchip identification is simple, effective and free for Washoe County residents,” Schull stated.

For “Happy Tails” safely returned pets thanks to microchipping stories click here.

For further information, contact Washoe County Regional Animal Services Supervisor Bobby Smith at 775-353-8900.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.




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