Outreach to Pets in Need (OPIN), the Stamford organization dedicated to helping the Stamford Animal Shelter, has announced a second free microchip clinic is coming to Stamford.
The clinic will be held Saturday, June 9 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Rippowam Middle School. The first, held in April, provided microchipping to 122 cats and dogs at Stamford Ford Lincoln.
“This community offering will help bring lost pets back home sooner and instill a greater sense of hope should a disaster strike that separates owners from their loving companion animals,” said OPIN co-founder Jenny Colucci in a press release.
Microchips are the size of a grain of rice and are planted underneath a pet's skin. Should pets become lost or stolen, a veterinarian or animal shelter can scan the chip, which holds information that allows the pet's owner to be contacted and the pet to safely be returned. The clinic will include lifetime registration in the HomeAgain national database, also free of charge.
The clinic is only for cats and dogs. Besides microchips, rabies vaccines will be on-hand and can be administered to a dog or cat for $20. The City's Town Clerk's office will be available to license dogs, as well.
All of the proceeds go toward medical care, dog training, public education, foster care, adoption programs and construction of a new animal shelter.
Rippowam Middle School is located at 381 High Ridge Road.