Free microchipping for cats in Oct.
Last updated 10/8/2009 at Noon
SAN DIEGO — According to the County Department of Animal Services (DAS), October is Get Your Cat Microchipped for Free Month. All three county shelters are offering free microchipping for cats.
DAS is partnering with AVID Microchip Company to provide free microchips, including national registration for cats. The owner’s information will also be entered into Animal Services’ database.
Fewer than four percent of lost cats brought to shelters are reunited with owners. A microchip gives pets the best chance of being identified and returned home safely should they ever become lost.
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