OPHS to host microchip/license clinic

Every year, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society sees a large influx of stray dogs and receives numerous phone calls about lost dogs in the days following the Fourth of July. To try to reduce these numbers, OPHS is holding a low-cost microchip and license clinic from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 1.

Home Again microchips will be available for $20 including registration.

OPHS normally charges $35 for a microchip and registration.

Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and can help a lost animal find its way home. A scanner reads the number on the chip which links to the owner’s information.

Dogs and cats living in Clallam County, City of Sequim and the City of Port Angeles are legally required to be licensed. At the clinic, lifetime licenses will be available for $20 instead of the normal price of $50. Pets must be microchipped and spayed or neutered in order to qualify for a lifetime license. OPHS can do both the chip and license at the same time. All of the license fee goes to support the animals at the OPHS shelter.

Dogs need to be on leashes and cats in carriers for the event. Carriers are available at the shelter to borrow for the clinic.

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has maintained an active presence in the community since 1947. The society shelters and cares for animals of all types. A private, nonprofit corporation, the society is financed primarily by private donations and gifts. No animals are turned away and annually 1,500-2,000 animals pass through the doors of the facility.

For more information or to volunteer, call the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at 457-8206.

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