Day 154: Community highlight … Loudoun County Animal Services hosts free pet microchip clinic

Loudoun County Animal Services hosted a free pet microchip clinic on Saturday, April 30, 2011

Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) hosted a free pet microchip clinic today from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Sterling campus, located at 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy (Route 7). The clinic was part of NVTCC’s Vet Tech Club’s annual Dog Wash fundraiser. A number of other activities, including pet grooming and a rabies vaccine clinic were also part of the event.

Loudoun County Animal Services volunteers prepare to implant a free microchip on Milo, a Loudoun-based dog who came to the microchip clinic

We stopped by to see how the microchipping activity was going and from what we could gather, the turn out was pretty good. Around 11:30 am, the LCAS folks doing the microchipping indicated they had already completed about 34 microchip implants and expected to exceed 40 implants by noon.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way of identifying your pet should they ever be found by Loudoun County Animal Control or a veterinary office. Lost animals are reunited with their owners every day thanks to microchips.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way of identifying your pet should they ever be found by your local Animal Control or neighboring veterinary offices. The LCSA folks reminded us that lost animals are reunited with their owners every day thanks to microchips. Information collected from dog and cat owners, including photos of the owners and pets themselves, will come up in the database when a pet’s microchip is scanned. Very very cool!

As a community reminder, LCAS’s microchip clinic is free and open to any Loudoun County resident. For more information, please call the Loudoun County Animal Shelter at 703-777-0406 or email animals@loudoun.gov.

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