Placer SPCA FREE Microchip Clinic
Roseville, CA - Placer SPCA is holding a Microchip Clinic on Saturday, March 30, at the Raley's in Lincoln, located at 765 California 65. The first 150 microchips will be implanted for FREE, thanks to a grant received from Marlene Stoner, of Sun City Lincoln Hills. Free microchips are limited to 2 per household. No appointment is necessary. Guests are asked to have all dogs on leash and all cats in carriers.
A microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, contains a code unique to every animal. Similar to a bar code, when the microchip is scanned it displays the owners contact information.
"When a lost animal arrives at a shelter or veterinary clinic, the first thing we do is scan for a microchip," said Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis. "When we find a microchip and the contact information is current with the manufacturer, a lost pet can go home that same day."
The Placer SPCA recommends that every pet have an ID tag and a microchip. Even if your pet typically remains indoors, a microchip is strongly advised. Should an indoor pet get out, they can easily become disoriented and lost.
"Last year, close to 2,500 lost animals were brought to our Roseville Companion Animal Care Center as strays," said Fratis. "We know most of them have people who are mourning their loss and even actively looking for them, but without identification the chances of reuniting lost pets with their families are heartbreakingly low."
If your pet already has a microchip, please be sure to keep your contact information current by calling the manufacturer if you move or change phone numbers. If you don't know the manufacturer information, come in to the Placer SPCA for a free scan. For more information, please visit www.placerspca.org or call (916) 782-7722 or (530) 885-7387.
WHAT: Placer SPCA FREE Microchip Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: Raley's in Lincoln 765 California 65, Lincoln, CA 95648
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