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  • Pima Animal Care Center microchip event Dec. 28

    Dec 16, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pima Animal Care Center is hosting a Microchip Clinic 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Dec. 28 at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. The event will feature free microchip implants for dogs and cats from the 85705,85706,85713,85746 and 85745 zip codes, while animals from other zip codes can receive a microchip for just $10. This service will be offered to the pets of the first 200 households that attend the event.Free microchipping event

    One-third of pets go missing at least once during their lifetime, and microchipping can help ensure the pet is returned to its family. Unlike identification tags, microchips can never be lost, removed or become illegible.

    In anticipation of potential New Year’s Eve noise that could cause pets to run away from home, PACC is also waiving redemption and surgical fees Jan. 2-9 if the owner is willing to have his or her animal spayed or neutered. Redemption fees can run up to $250. Licensing fees will apply to unlicensed dogs.

    If a pet is lost, PACC recommends the following steps:
    •    File a lost report with PACC by calling 243-5900, ext. 3.
    •    Check Craigslist and lost pets section of the PACC website.
    •    File a lost report with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (327-6088).
    •    Ask neighbors if they have seen your pet and hang fliers in your neighborhood.
    •    Physically check local shelters at least every other day.
    •    Leave food, water and an item familiar to your pet (such as a blanket or bed) outside for your lost pet. Many pets will return home by themselves once festivities have ended and things become calm.