McKamey Hosts Annual Microchipping Clinic

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – The McKamey Animal Center will be hosting their 2nd Annual Microchipping Clinic on June 28th from 2pm – 7pm at 4500 North Access Road.

The first 300 microchips will be free. After that, the cost is $10.

“McKamey is determined to get pets back to their families this July 4th holiday,” said Lee Towery, McKamey Board President.

The annual microchipping event was inspired by lost-animal advocate Luther Masingill, who was 92 years old when he passed away. Luther signed on the airwaves every morning for more than seven decades with WDEF radio and was famous for his lost dog and cat announcements which were his national claim to fame.

With microchipping, a tiny computer chip is injected just under the pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. The microchip number is entered into an database, which can be read by a scanner if your pet is lost and picked up by a veterinary hospital or humane society.

“If an animal is microchipped, it allows us to quickly find out if they have an owner who may be looking for them,” says Jamie McAloon, Executive Director of McKamey Animal Center.

For more information please visit www.mckameyanimalcenter.org or call (423) 305-6500.

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