With more than 20,000 stray pets entering Pima County shelters each year, three Tucson animal welfare agencies have joined forces to bring free micro-chipping to pet owners.
After receiving 1,000 donated microchips from the American Kennel Club, Pima Animal Care Center teamed up with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and No Kill Pima County for a community wide “Microchip Marathon,” said Vanessa Ford, a HSSA spokeswoman.
On June 24 from 9 a.m. to noon, free micro-chipping will be available at the following locations while supplies last:
- Companions for Life Center, 3465 E. Kleindale Road.
- Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road.
- Marana Community Center, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road.
- Twin Peaks Veterinary Clinic, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road.
- ABC Clinic, 375 W. Ajo Way.
Twin Peaks Veterinary Clinic will also be offering free micro-chipping every Thursday in June from 5 to 7 p.m.
Two other free clinics will be available through Asavet and No Kill Pima County.
For more information, see HSSAZ.org/MicrochipMarathon online.