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County to Offer Free Registered Microchip Clinic on May 19

Free Rabies Vaccination Also Available
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.
The general public and their pets
12 p.m. - 4 p.m., May 19, 2013
80 W. Highland Avenue, Building K, San Martin, CA 95046
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® ( 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