Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital, Police Team Up To Offer Low-Cost Pet Microchip Clinic
People can get their pets microchipped for $20 at a clinic in Brooklyn Park this weekend.
The Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital and the Brooklyn Park Police Department teamed up to host the clinic on Saturday, Oct. 14.
A microchip is universally scannable. Places like police departments and veterinary hospitals use scanners when strays come in to hopefully reunite them with their families.
Certified veterinary technician Natalie Vogel said most pets the office comes across are not microchipped.
“It is unfortunate, probably about half, maybe 75 percent of the animals that come in here are strays that are not microchipped. Which makes the chances of them being reunited with (owners) pretty small,” Vogel said.
The cost of microchipping can be a barrier for some families. Vogel said the safety precaution typically costs $70. This clinic drops that cost by $50.
The event goes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital parking lot. There will be goody bags for pets and their owners to take home. People were asked to pre-register and all available slots have filled up.
However, Vogel said if you attend Saturday’s event without an appointment, you can receive a voucher for a low-cost microchip that is good for the next week.