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Animal Services offers free microchipping Sat. Feb. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at south Reno Petco.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen
MA 15-023

Reno, Nevada. Feb. 11, 2015. Free microchipping is available to all Washoe County pet owners. In an effort to make sure owners have a chance to get their pets microchipped, Washoe County Regional Animal Services is launching its Free Microchip Campaign Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Petco on South Virginia St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHAT: Free Microchipping Clinic hosted by Washoe County Regional Animal Services

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

WHERE: Petco, 5565 South Virginia St.,  Reno

CONTACT: Regional Animal Services at (775) 353-8900

Animal Services has seen its return to owner rate in Washoe County increase 30 percent the past two years due to microchips. A grant provided by Maddie’s Fund has covered the costs of the microchips.

“The successful efforts made by staff and volunteers of Washoe County Regional Animal Services to reunite people with their lost pets is admirable” said Animal Services Director Shyanne Schull. “The microchip identification is simple, effective and free for Washoe County residents.”

For further information, contact Washoe County Regional Animal Services Supervisor Bobby Smith at (775) 353-8900.