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Get your furry family members microchipped
Friday, March 4, 2022 by Tai Moses
Austin Animal Center is partnering with Council Member Pio Renteria to host a free drive-thru microchip and rabies vaccination clinic for pets who live in Austin and Travis County. AAC field services manager Mark Sloat explained in a news release, “Microchips are essential to getting pets reunited with their families. We have thousands of dogs getting picked up and brought to the shelter by community members, and the majority aren’t finding their way back home. We know from our animal protection officers’ work that most pets are picked up really close to home, so in addition to educating the community we’re really pushing microchipping.” City Council members are working with AAC to host microchip clinics in each Council district in an effort to get more lost pets reunited with their families. A representative from Renteria’s office explained that, thanks to microchipping and the hard work of Austin Animal Center staffers, District 3 has “one of the highest lost pet return rates in the whole city.” The drive-thru event will be held at Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, 9 a.m.-noon, on Saturday, March 5. Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.