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Lee County Domestic Animal Services to host ‘Check the Chip’ event

By Staff | Jun 19, 2024

Pet owners can get their pet microchipped or check that their pet’s existing microchip is up to date at a Microchip Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29, at Lee County Domestic Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.

“Fourth of July festivities cause one of the highest intake days at shelters,” officials said. “Checking for a chip is one of the first things a shelter or rescue does when a pet is brought in. Studies show that microchipping greatly increases the chances an owner will be identified; about 74% of found dogs and 63.5% of cats turned in to shelters were reunited with their owners.”

During the microchip clinic, pet owners will have the opportunity to have pets scanned to verify they are microchipped and the information is current. Pets can be microchipped during the event for $10. No appointment is necessary.

Visit www.leelostpets.com or call 239-533-7387 for more information. Owners must bring dogs on non-retractable leashes and cats in hard-sided carriers.

Source: Lee County Government