February 11, 2011
The County Department of Animal Services will offer microchipping, rabies vaccinations and dog licenses in Ramona this Sunday, Feb. 13. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection building, 16310 Highway 67.
“We have rescued hundreds of animals during past disasters, and confirming identity and ownership is critical to reuniting lost animals with their owners,” said Dawn Danielson, Director of County Animal Services. “A microchip will remove any doubt about ownership and help us bring the animals and their owners together after a disaster. We encourage everyone with a dog or cat to take advantage of this offer. It could save the life of your pet!”
Animal Services will microchip pets for a one-time fee of $20, which includes the microchip registration. Rabies vaccinations for dogs (4 months or older) and cats (3 months or older) are $6. Amnesty from late fees is offered to owners who have failed to license their dog or have allowed their dog’s annual license to lapse. The department will also give away free pet-waste disposal bags.
These services are available for residents who live in the unincorporated county or Animal Services contract cities: San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Santee.
To protect owners and their pets, dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier while visiting the clinic. For more information, contact the County Department of Animal Services at (619) 767-2675 or visit sddac.com.
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