Humane Society to host pet microchip event

Pets can receive free microchip, tag in effort to help pets stay better identified to owners

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga’s furry friends are being invited to a free microchip clinic and pet tag event to close out January.

The Humane Educational Society will host the clinic from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, January 29.

Education Manager Jeanine Cloyd says the event is a great opportunity to make sure that, should one’s pet go missing, there’s a higher chance it can be returned home.

“If you find a dog in the middle of the street, you can look at that tag and call that person immediately,” Cloyd said. “The microchip is your backup because when there’s no tag or they’ve lost a tag, then the chip is where that comes into play.”

Cloyd says properly tagging and microchipping your animals will assure they don’t wind up at the shelter with no way of knowing who their owner is.

She encourages those interested to show up early and hopes this event is just the first of many moving forward.

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