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County Offers Microchips at Two Weekend Events

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June 2, 2011

The County Department of Animal Services will offer microchipping at two locations this weekend.

The dates, times and locations are:

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Allied Gardens Recreation Center
5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego
10:00 a.m.—Noon
Lauren Joniaux: (619) 743-0560 
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Pet Health Expo. Encinitas City Hall
505 South Vulcan Ave., Encinitas
9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
John Carlson: (619) 823-7214

“Thanks to a microchip, we recently reunited three lost pets that had been missing for a long time with their families. We encourage everyone with a dog, cat or even a rabbit to take advantage of this offer,” said Dawn Danielson, Director of County Animal Services. “After disasters, such as the recent tornados in the Midwest, hundreds of animals are rescued but never reunited with their owners due to lack of identification. A microchip could save your pet’s life!”

At the Saturday microchip clinic in Allied Gardens, dog lovers from Basset Hound Rescue will be on site with their adorable dogs, and everyone is welcome to visit with them and join in the fun! 

At the Allied Gardens event, Animal Services will microchip pets for a one-time fee of $20, which includes the microchip registration.

During the Pet Health Expo in Encinitas, animal exhibitors will be on hand, and there will be goodies, prizes and drawings. The County microchip pets at this event too for the one-time fee of $20. The Encinitas event will also offer Rabies vaccinations for dogs (4 months or older) and cats (3 months or older) for $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 services at both events 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 and rabbits in a carrier while visiting the clinics. For more information, contact the County Department of Animal Services at 619-767-2675 or visit www.sddac.com.

To view a video on the importance of microchipping in emergency preparations, visit http://www.youtube.com/countysandiego#p/u/0/cSjoLZUEa74.