Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Cumberland Co. Animal Group Hosting Pet Microchip Identifier Clinic Saturday

Scared of losing track of your new cat or dog? Then Saturday’s microchip clinic in Crossville will help ease your worries.

Focus on Cumberland County Animal Safety from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. will be implanting the pet identifiers. Fundraiser Coordinator Holly Brown said pets at least six to eight weeks old are eligible.

“If your animal is downed and taken to a local vet or a shelter or rescue, they will scan for microchips,” Brown said. “That has a 16 digit code, and then, we type in that code, and it gives us the owners information.”

Brown said the organization asks pet owners to bring pets on a leash or in a carrier. Brown said the $10 fee goes towards the non-profit efforts of the animal rescue.

“It helps us with fundraising, and it also helps to reunite lost pets back to their family,” Brown said. “Which in return, we have less animals we take in.”

The event takes place at 707 South Main Street at the Upper Cumberland Cancer Care building. FOCCAS strives to prevent cruelty of stray, feral and owned pets through both education and community based programs.