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Residents Urged to Microchip Pets

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If Fido or Fluffy got lost, how would you find them?  A microchip can help bring them home.

The San Diego County Department of Animal Services will be microchipping pets Sunday, October 17 from 9-11 a.m. at the County Animal Shelter in Bonita, 5821 Sweetwater Road.  Rabies vaccinations and animal licenses will also be provided at the event.  Pet owners taking advantage of these services will receive free pet gifts.


Video: Microchip reunites beagle, owners.
 

“Pets get lost, especially after a disaster. Microchips help to confirm identity and to reunite lost animals with their owners,” said Dawn Danielson, Director of County Animal Services.  “It’s highly recommended for owners to microchip their pets in the event of a disaster or if your pet becomes lost.”

Animal Services will microchip pets for a one-time fee of $20, which includes the registration.  Rabies vaccinations for dogs (four months or older) and cats (three months or older) are $6. 

Amnesty from late fees is being offered to owners who have failed to license their dog or have allowed their dog’s annual license to lapse.  Cats are not required to be licensed.

These services are available for residents who live in the unincorporated county or San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Santee, cities that contract with the County.

For more information, contact the County Department of Animal Services at (619) 767-2675 or visit www.sddac.com.                                                          


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