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Animal Services extends free micro chipping campaign

Updated: Wednesday, February 12 2014, 01:18 PM PST
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RENO - Washoe County Regional Animal Services has extended their free micro chipping campaign through January, 2016.

“We want to continue to do everything we can to help reunite lost pets with their families as quickly as possible,” Regional Animal Services Director Barry Brode said. “Experience proves time and again that microchips are the most effective and efficient means for getting pets home.”

Pets are equipped with a small, glass-enclosed electronic chip about the size of a rice grain. Once a microchip is activated and registered, it will link a pet’s identification number to owners contact information.

The original campaign, which began in January 2013, sought to microchip 5,000 pets by the end of January 2014; this goal has already been exceeded by 2,000.

In many cases, missing and lost micro chipped pets are returned to their homes without ever having to be brought to the shelter.

Free microchips will be available from Regional Animal Services during regular business hours.

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Animal Services extends free micro chipping campaign
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