Pima Animal Care Center will be hosting a free drive-thru microchip clinic from 3:00pm to 5:30pm Oct. 31 in the overflow parking lot next to the shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road.
The event is for members of the communities that PACC serves: unincorporated Pima County, City of Tucson, City of South Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley. The clinic will also serve as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, as staffers – who will be wearing masks and gloves -- will hand out bags of candy that have been safely placed into individual Ziploc bags. Costumes are encouraged. You do not need to be attending the microchip portion of the event in order to get some candy.
“The pandemic put a hold on these type of events,” said Monica Dangler, Deputy Director. “But we know how important microchipping your pet is to this community, so we are putting some safety measures in place so that we can get this done.”
People who would like to attend must adhere to the following protocols:
“These events always have a huge turnout, so we want to make sure everyone stays safe and gets their pets microchipped at the same time,” Dangler said.
In addition to microchips, pet food and personal hygiene supplies will be available while supplies last. Those who would like to make a donation can drop items into the large, blue donation bins outside the main gate at the shelter or they can make a financial donation to Friends of Pima Animal Care Center.