LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- On Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friends of the Animal Village will be offering $15 microchipping at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock.
Dr. Barron with Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic will be microchipping cats and dogs as fast as he can...his record is one microchip every 1.2 minutes!
No appointment is necessary, and there are no income or residency restrictions. Petlink microchips will be used, which you must register online once for $9.99. You can download the microchip registration form beforehand by clicking here.
The Little Rock Animal Village will have a few dogs available for adoption at the event.
Not familiar with pet microchips? Microchips are the size of a grain of rice and are implanted under the skin. They carry a unique id number that is linked with your contact info in the database you register them with. If your pet is ever lost and their finder takes them to an animal shelter or vet, they will be scanned for a microchip, which will lead them to your contact info.
Your pet should always wear a collar with tags, but tags and collars often go missing in the midst of a big adventure. Microchips are permanent and are the best way to ensure you can be reunited with your pet if they're ever lost.
For more information, click here.