25 pets receive mircochips at weekend clinic

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Some 25 pets received microchips implants at the first ever microchipping clinic.

The event was sponsored by the Andalusia Humane Society in order to help alleviate the number of pets lost in the county.

Organizer Miranda Diel said the event was a success.

“I think that it was very successful considering it was our first time,” she said. “And we’d really like to educate people on the process process.”

Diel said the process provides instant identification of the pet owner once the animal shelter or a local veterinarian scans the chip.

The implants were available on a first come first served basis, costing $25 for the first pet and $15 for each additional pet.

The original price is $45.

Diel said one lady in particular took advantage of the sale.

“We had a lady who did seven dogs for $115,” she said. “That’s a great deal.”

Diel said the process doesn’t hurt the pets.

“We only had one little dog cry,” she said. “And that’s more because he was at the vet than anything else.”