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Animal Care Services
Published on Thursday, May 03, 2018

Show your pet some love…with a FREE microchip ID

CONTACT: Lisa Norwood, 210.207.6665  210.315.3130
Lisa.norwood@sanantonio.gov

 

Show your pet some love…with a FREE microchip ID

 

SAN ANTONIO (May 3, 2018) — Nothing says you love your pet more than ensuring their safety and wellbeing. A registered microchip from Animal Care Services can help you do both…..for FREE!  ACS will host the popular Microchip MANIA clinic this Friday, May 4th from 2 p.m. to 5p.m.at San Juan Community Center located at 2307 South Calaveras. No appointments are needed for the FREE clinic and both dogs and cats are welcome but residents must ensure their animal companions are leashed or in an appropriate carrier.  Free microchips available for the pets of City of San Antonio residents only and photo I.D. is required to receive services.

 

Animal Care Services implanted microchips include basic lifetime registration and are updateable at any time without charge. The onetime injection is similar to a vaccination and the microchip or “chip” is no bigger than a grain of rice. Local veterinary clinics and shelters (including the City’s ACS) scan animals upon intake with a special handheld device. The pet’s microchip has a unique ID number (similar to a driver’s license number) which can be “read” by this scanner, helping trace the dog or cat back to the owner through their provided contact information.