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Microchip clinics scheduled

MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, has released the scheduled dates of their 2019 Open Door Microchip Clinics. New this year, the shelter is offering nail clipping at the clinics. The clinics will be offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m.- noon on the following dates: Feb. 23, April 20, June 22, Aug. 24, Oct. 26 and Dec. 14.
A micro-chip is a small electronic chip (about the size of a piece of rice) that is inserted under the skin between a pet’s shoulder blades and contains all of the owner’s contact information. Most veterinary offices and shelters have the ability to scan for this chip and quickly identify the owner. The entire process takes less than two minutes and is almost painless.
Last fall, a microchip was to thank for reuniting a local woman with her beloved dog. She said, “Aspen got loose while I was out of town and I did not have his collar on him at the time … had it not been for the $35 microchip I got at Homeward Bound’s microchipping clinic earlier this year they wouldn’t have ever been able to find me, so microchip your pets.”
The clinic is open to both dogs and cats. The cost of micro-chipping is $35 and this covers the microchip implant and initial registration.
Nail clipping is available for an additional $10 fee.
The clinics take place at the shelter, which is located at 236 Boardman Street in Middlebury.  Shelter staff asks that all dogs be on leash and cats be in carriers for this event. Interested parties can call 802-388-1100 to pre-register. The service will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

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