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Free Microchipping Mobile Clinic Today in Lemmon Valley

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Washoe County Regional Animal Services will be out and about offering free microchip services Tuesday in Lemmon Valley. 

The first of three is happening Tuesday from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Dickey's Bar-B-Que at 290 Lemmon Drive.

Locations and dates for future mobile clinics will be announced at WashoeAnimals.com as information becomes available. Microchips for the mobile clinics were provided by Maddie's Fund®.

Free microchipping is also be available from the Regional Animal Services Facility on Longley Lane between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) through the end of January 2014.

Regional Animal Services Director Barry Brode said the goal is to microchip at least 5,000 pets during the year-long campaign.

A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is activated by a scanner which receives information about the pet's owners and home from the chip.

In most cases, microchipped pets can be scanned in the field and returned to their homes without ever having to be brought to the shelter, reducing stress for the pet, the pet owner and the cost of operating Animal Services.

Once a pet is microchipped, Animal Services encourages the owner to register their microchip online at homeagain.com to ensure proper identification if the pet should ever become lost outside of Washoe County.

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