Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control (FoDACC) is offering another free microchipping event “Pup-PUP Clinic: Free Microchip and Rabies Vaccine” on Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., at the Detroit Institute of Art’s North Lawn. Microchips and rabies vaccines are provided to residents of Hamtramck, Highland Park and Detroit free of charge.
An identification microchip is a tiny transponder, no larger than a single grain of rice. It is placed between a dog’s shoulder blades via needle with all information needed for quick retrieval of a lost pet. It is as painless to your pet as a standard vaccination and will keep for 25 years. A microchip is not a tracking device.
On average, Detroit Animal Care and Control takes in approximately 20 dogs per day. When a dog is microchipped, he is reunited with his owner quickly, opening up a kennel for other animals in need. According to Petfinder.com, on average, microchipped dogs are reunited with their families 52% of the time, which is a 238% increase of those dogs that are not chipped. Microchipping is a proactive approach to keeping families together.
Residents not located in the three cities stated above are welcome but will be charged $10 for each service, a $40 value when you go to a veterinary clinic. On-site city of Detroit dog licensing will be available for $15 in cash with proof of a rabies vaccine. Dogs must be over four months old to receive a rabies vaccine.