From Oregon State University Extension, Lincoln County
Love your pet? Then chip him, says Animal Medical Care in Newport and the Lincoln County 4-H Dog Club, K-9 Krusaders. Saturday, March 3, from 3-5 pm, pets can receive a micro-chip at Animal Medical Care for the low cost of $35 per chip.
A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of any animal. The chips are about the size of a large grain of rice and use passive radio-frequency identification technology. Should a pet be found away from its owner, veterinarians and shelters can easily scan the animal for its unique identification number and retrieve the owner’s contact information. Many lost pets have been successfully returned thanks to these implants.
All pets can be chipped, though the organizers ask that you call ahead for livestock. Proceeds from the event will benefit the K-9 Krusaders 4-H Dog Club.
For more information, contact
Animal Medical Care
162 NE 10th St.
Newport, OR 97365