Washoe County Regional Animal Services is holding a free cat-only microchipping clinic next week in Reno. But it says it will still microchip dogs the same week.
Animal Services Director Barry Brode says staff felt more cat owners would take advantage of the free service if they could do so in an environment where there are no dogs to stress out cats.
Brode says even though response to the year-long free microchipping program has been amazing, staff have noticed that the majority of free microchips have gone to dogs. "We want the dogs to keep coming. However, based on the success we've seen so far, we care also committed to having more cat owners take advantage of this opportunity."
The free service will take place inside the Multi Purpose Room at Regional Animal Services located at 2825-A Longley Lane. Their phone number is 775-353-8900.
Through January 2014, free microchips will be available from Regional Animal Services during regular business hours 10am-4pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays.)