Free Microchips For San Fran Pups

 |  Feb 25th 2009  |   3 Contributions

Wow, here's a great deal for anyone who lives in the San Francisco area and wants to get their dog microchipped.

The Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control are offering FREE microchips to San Francisco felines and licensed pooches this Sunday, March 1 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at SF Animal Care & Control (1200 15th Street at Harrison). Non-SF residents will be charged $20 per pet. (Microchipping through a vet's office usually costs between $75 and $100.)

All cats must be in carriers and dogs must be leashed.

Microchips are a safe, permanent form of pet identification that are inserted under an animal's skin. Their unique ID number can then be picked up by scanners used by all animal shelters to help reunite them with their families.

San Francisco dog licenses can also be purchased during Sunday's microchip clinic. (Pet parents must have proof that their dog has a current rabies vaccination to purchase a license.)

Conveniently, the SF Veterinary Medical Association is hosting a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic at the same time (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and place (SF ACC). The charge for a rabies vaccination is just FIVE BUCKS! (Cash only please.)

Everyone is really having to stretch those dollars in this economy, but there are still good deals out there. If you look online you will find a lot of shelters offer vaccinations a few times a month at special prices. Although the facility may not be as fancy as your vet's it's much cheaper.

If any Dogsters have money saving tips, know of special offers or discounts, give me a bark.

* Duchess with Dr. Amy Gibbs


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