Thursday, February 26, 2009

Low-Cost Microchip Clinic
Saturday, Feb 28

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) launches its monthly low-cost Microchip Clinic this Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $15 per animal and includes registration. DAS will hold its Microchip Clinics the last Saturday of every month.

In the procedure, which takes less than 5 minutes, a microchip the size of a grain of rice is inserted just under the skin between the animal's shoulder blades. The small chip is engraved with an exclusive ID number that identifies the animal when a special scanner is used. The chip also includes a toll-free phone number to call, and operators are on hand 24 hours a day to contact the pet's owner.

Dallas Animal Services & Adoption Center is located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30, just minutes west of downtown Dallas. For more information, call 214-670-8246 or 214-671-0249, or visit