Microchip Your Pet

| April 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

Animal Control To Host Microchipping Event May 6, 2009

lost-dogThe Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Animal Control Section is hosting an after hours “Microchip Clinic” on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Animal Control building, located at 411 Maxwell Frye Road, Millersville, Maryland.

“Microchip implantation is a great tool to keep your pets safe, and Animal Control is also making it convenient by offering evening hours,” said County Executive John R. Leopold. “I encourage our residents to take advantage of this service.”

A microchip is a small data retrieval device, about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted between the shoulder blades of cats and dogs. Upon recovery of a lost animal bearing this device, Animal Control Officers or veterinary clinic staff use a retrieval wand placed over the shoulder blades to obtain the owners contact information. The clinic is being offered after normal business hours to accommodate citizens of the county who may not be able to make one of our monthly clinics normally scheduled on select Thursdays during regular business hours. The cost is twenty dollars for each dog or cat.

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