Free pet microchip and low-cost vaccination day at the Capital on July 7th |
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What: FREE pet microchip and low-cost vaccination day at the Capitol. No appointment necessary. The microchip day is being sponsored by California State Senator, Ted Lieu.
When: Thursday, July 7 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: The California State Capitol, east steps
Why: Microchips and vaccines save lives.
None of us likes to think of our pets being lost, wandering the streets or waiting in your local animal shelter. But, whether it’s because of fireworks on the Fourth of July, an open gate, or a local disaster of some sort, thousands of pets are lost each year in the Sacramento area.
To ensure that your pet is returned to you if you are separated from each other, the Sacramento SPCA, the Found Animals Foundation, the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association and Social Compassion in Legislation advocate the placement of a microchip in all pets. Collars can fall off or be removed. Microchips are a permanent means of identifying your pet whether they are lost locally or on a family trip.
What else: Microchips are approximately the size of a grain of rice, and are painlessly injected under the skin using a syringe similar to what is used for vaccinations. Microchips will be free and vaccine prices are as follows: Rabies - $6; DHPP or FVRCP - $20.
Source: Lesley Kirrene from the Sacramento SPCA