Limited free microchipping in Dripping Springs Saturday

The Animal Control Unit of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office will be offering free microchips to the first 75 dogs at the First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs (203 W Highway 290) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 22. The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will also be on hand with some adoptable pets.

To participate in Saturday’s event, dog owners must bring a valid photo ID and have their dog(s) on a leash or in a crate. Microchips will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Microchipping has been responsible for the safe return of many lost dogs to their homes. It has also been helpful in identifying the right dog parent if there are any disputes about to which family a pet really belongs.

There are many advantages to having your dog microchipped. A microchip can’t get lost. It remains under your dog’s skin although it may move a little from the site of implant. Unlike an identity tag, it won’t fall off or become difficult to read. It’s a permanent way of proving that you are the dog parent of your four-legged companion.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit at 512-393-7896.

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