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Microchip clinic will be held Saturday

Creston Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) is hosting a microchip clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Creston Farm and Home Supply. The cost for a microchip will be $25.

A microchip for your pet can mean the difference between lost and found. Although tags and collars are important, they can slip off. With microchipping, a veterinarian injects a tiny computer chip just under your pet’s skin. The microchip number is entered into a database which includes your name, address and phone number. If your pet gets lost, the vet clinic, city pound or humane society personnel can scan it with a microchip reader. They can then contact you and tell you where to find your pet.

At the clinic, they will also scan your pet to see if it already has a chip and record the number. Also offered will be a rabies vaccine for $15, nail trims for $5 and CARE T-shirts for $15. The event is sponsored by CARE, Southern Hills Veterinary Services, Farm and Home and HomeAgain.

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