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County to Offer Free Registered Microchip Clinic on May 19

Free Rabies Vaccination Also Available
WHAT:
The County of Santa Clara Animal Care and Control, VIP PetCare and Maddie’s Fund Pet Rescue Foundation are working together to sponsor a free registered microchip clinic.
At the clinic, a veterinarian will implant a microchip into a pet by injecting the chip with a syringe. The process is similar to vaccinating a pet. Once implanted with a microchip, a pet will have a permanent ID that cannot be removed or lost.
 
Free rabies vaccination will also be provided at the clinic.
 
WHO:
The general public and their pets
 
WHEN:
12 p.m. - 4 p.m., May 19, 2013
 
WHERE:
80 W. Highland Avenue, Building K, San Martin, CA 95046
 
WHY:
With a registered microchip, a lost pet will have a better chance to reunite with its owner. The County of Santa Clara Animal Control officers carry microchip scanners in their vehicles. When they pick up a stray animal, they scan it for a microchip. If the animal is wearing a license tag or has a registered microchip, the officers will be able to notify its owner.    
 
About Maddie's Fund: 
Maddie's Fund® (www.maddiesfund.org) is a family foundation which is funded by the founder of Workday and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl.  Maddie's Fund is helping to create a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home. To achieve this goal, Maddie's Fund is investing its resources in building community collaborations where animal welfare organizations come together to develop successful models of lifesaving; in veterinary colleges to help shelter medicine become part of the veterinary curriculum to train veterinarians to save the lives of sick and injured dogs and cats in animal shelters; and in the implementation of a national effort to promote accountability and transparency in animal shelter operations.  Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.        
                                    
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; Albert Escobar, Animal Care and Control (408) 201-0661        
Posted: May 3, 2013