Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department offers free pet microchipping

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In an effort to promote responsible pet ownership and to provide accessible services to Albuquerque citizens, the Animal Welfare Department is continuing to offer free microchipping in November.

Last month, the department’s initiative helped microchip 596 pets for free and prevents pets from getting lost and helps return lost pets to their owners as quickly as possible. This free service will be available from November 12 through November 17, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Westside Shelter and Eastside Shelter.

No appointment is needed and pet owners must be at least 18-years-old and have a valid driver’s license to microchip your pets. The microchip will be registered to the ID holder.

When getting your pet microchipped, you will need to fill out paperwork that comes with the microchip so that it can be properly registered. The information provided on the forms will be used if the animal is ever lost or recovered.

It is also important for pet owners who are already microchipped to keep their information current. Animal Welfare shelters provide year-round free service to check on a pet’s microchip.

Free Microchipping in November

Animal Welfare Department is offering FREE MicrochippingTo residents of Albuquerque – No appointment neededIn an effort to provide accessible services to every Albuquerque citizen and promote responsible pet ownership, the Animal Welfare community outreach helped microchip 596 pets for free in the month of October. Our initiative is aimed at helping prevent pets from getting lost and help lost pets get back to their owners as soon as possible. The free service can be obtained this month from November 12 through November 17, 9:30 am to 6 pm, at the Westside Shelter and Eastside Shelter.You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license to microchip your pets. The pet's microchip will be registered to the ID holder. When you are having your animal microchipped, you will need to fill out paperwork that comes with the microchip so the microchip can be properly registered. The information that you list on these forms will be the guide to finding you if the animal is ever lost or recovered.It is essential to ensure that the details linked to your pet’s microchip remain up-to-date so the pet can be successfully identified. Animal Welfare shelters provide all-year-round free service to check on a pet’s microchip.#awdpets #awdcommunityoutreach #freepetmicrochipping #OneAlbuquerque #petsafety

Posted by Albuquerque Animal Welfare on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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