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  • Pima Animal Care Center hosts microchip clinic June 24

    Jun 22, 2017 | Read More News
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    PACC staff administering vaccinesPima Animal Care Center invites pet owners to attend its free microchip clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 24 at the PACC shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road.

    This event is part of the “Microchip Marathon”– a community-wide effort involving PACC, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and No Kill Pima County – to microchip 1,000 pets through the end of June. By combining efforts, these animal welfare agencies hope to minimize the number of stray pets in Pima County and increase the probability for lost pets to reunite with their owners. 

    On Saturday, June 24, PACC will microchip pets from 9 a.m. to noon on a first come, first-served basis. In addition, the Center will offer free vaccines, including a limited supply of Leptospirosis vaccines for dogs. This event was made possible thanks to a generous supply of 1,000 microchips from AKC Reunite and several hundred Leptospirosis vaccines from Boehringer Ingelheim.

    “Microchipping is the easiest thing pet owners can do to ensure their pets find their way home," said Justin Gallick, director of community engagement for PACC. “As long as owners keep their contact information up-to-date, the microchip will always link them to their pet.”

    PACC and its Microchip Marathon partners anticipate this community-wide effort will bring more awareness to microchipping and also decrease the number of pets who get separated from their families, particularly around the 4th of July when many pets become frightened by fireworks. 

    For more information on this event or the Microchip Marathon, visit

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