For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300048
Date Issued:May 07, 2013 - 4:00pm

Upcoming free mobile microchipping clinics include Walk for Animals at the Sparks Marina

CONTACT:Barry Brode
Manager, Regional Animal Services
Office: (775) 328-2142

Washoe County Regional Animal Services plans to offer free microchipping services at several locations during the month of May, including this year’s Walk for Animals event on Saturday, May 18, at the Sparks Marina.

The following mobile microchipping clinics have been scheduled for May, 2013. Pet owners are asked to bring their dogs properly leashed and their cats in appropriate cat carriers:

Tuesday, May 7, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Scolari’s parking lot, 1300 Disc Dr., Sparks

Saturday, May 18, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Walk for Animals, Sparks Marina, Sparks

Tuesday, May 21, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Washoe County Senior Services, 1155 East 9th St., Reno

These mobile microchipping clinics are part of a year-long campaign by Regional Animal Services to provide free microchips for all Washoe County pet owners. Funding for the microchips used in the mobile clinics is provided by Maddie’s Fund®.

Through January of 2014, free microchips will also be available from Regional Animal Services located at 2825-A Longley Lane. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

For information about Regional Animal Services’ free microchipping campaign, visit

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.


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