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Free pet microchipping

By Miriam Hodgman

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.

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