Pima Animal Care Center and Oro Valley have teamed up to offer a free microchip clinic Saturday.
From 8 a.m. to noon, community members are invited to get their pets microchipped for free at Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Drive, according to a PACC news release.
Staff from PACC will microchip pets on a first come, first-served basis while supplies last, thanks to a donation of 250 microchips from AKC Reunite, the release said.
“Microchipping is the easiest way to keep our community pets’ safe and united with their owners,” said PACC spokesman Adam Ricci. “As long as owners keep their contact information up-to-date, the microchip will always link them to their pet.”
The clinic will also give community members the opportunity to speak with PACC staff and learn more about shelter programs, including animal protection services, licensing, volunteering, fostering and the Pet Support Center. The event also includes a 10 a.m. pet safety seminar that will offer helpful tips for pet owners, the release said.
“This clinic will be a one-stop-shop for all your pet needs,” Ricci said.
For people who don't have pets but are interested in adopting, PACC will also have some dogs and cats onsite for adoption, with fees ranging from $0 to $50. All pets will come spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and with a free or reduced-cost vet visit.
While the microchip clinic is free, PACC is encouraging people who attend to bring donated items for the shelter, including linens, towels, food and toys.
Other donation options and additional information on this event can be found at PACC’s website.