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  • PACC partners with Oro Valley for Oct. 14 Microchip Clinic

    Oct 03, 2017 | Read More News
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    Pima Animal Care Center has partnered with Oro Valley to host a free microchip clinic from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Drive. Community members are invited to get their pets microchipped for free, while supplies last, and learn more about PACC programs available to help pets in need. 

    vaccine clinic“Microchipping is the easiest way to keep our community pets’ safe and united with their owners,” said Adam Ricci, who oversees PACC’s Animal Protection Services division. “As long as owners keep their contact information up-to-date, the microchip will always link them to their pet.”

    PACC staff will microchip pets from 8 a.m. to noon on a first come, first-served basis, while supplies last. This event was made possible thanks to a generous supply of 250 microchips from AKC Reunite

     Ricci thanked the Oro Valley Police Department, which has its own microchip scanners that their officers, auxiliary and community members can make use of if they find a lost pet.  

    “Their police department is very proactive in helping pets in their community,” Ricci said.

    In addition to microchipping, this clinic will provide community members the opportunity to engage with PACC staff and learn more about some of its shelter programs including, Animal Protection Services, Pet Support Center, Licensing, Volunteer, and Foster. During the clinic, pet owners can also attend a Pet Safety Seminar, scheduled for 10 a.m. the day of, and learn useful tips on how to keep their fur babies happy and safe.

    Those who don’t have furry friends or would like to make a new addition to their family will have the opportunity to adopt a PACC pet onsite. Adoption fees will vary from $0 to $50 and all pets will come spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and with a free or reduced vet visit. 

    “This clinic will be a one-stop-shop for all your pet needs,” Ricci said.

    PACC encourages community members who attend this event to bring donated items for the shelter. Accepted items include linens, towels, food and toys. For other donation options and additional information on this event, visit PACC’s website

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