Microchipping clinic guards against lost petsThe Alexandria Veterinary Clinic is hosting a microchipping clinic to implant permanent microchip identification in pets.
The Alexandria Veterinary Clinic is hosting a microchipping clinic to implant permanent microchip identification in pets.
It will take place at the Alexandria Veterinary Clinic PetCare Center at 710 3rd Avenue West on Wednesday, June 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The clinic, which requires a registration fee of $14.99, includes a free HomeAgain International microchip and free implantation by a licensed veterinarian.
The clinic will also offer information on pet fitness, dentistry and puppy pre-school.
The clinic’s veterinarians are donating their time to implant the microchips into pets as a public service for pet owners in the community.
An estimated 10 million pets get lost every year. Without ID, 90 percent don’t return home.
Tags placed on dogs or cats can get lost. Microchipping is a safe, reliable and permanent identification, good for the life of a pet.
Most vet clinics, hospitals, humane societies, shelters and animal control agencies have scanners.
The HomeAgain network issues an immediate lost pet alert and works to find, identify and return a lost pet.
The microchips are smaller than the size of a grain of rice. Veterinarians say it’s like giving a shot – inserted under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. No anesthesia is needed.
Dogs and cats must be on a leash or in a carrier when taken to the microchipping clinic. For more information, call the Alexandria Veterinary Clinic at (320) 762-8112.