RICHLAND, Wash.-- Pet owners brought their animals to a pet microchip clinic in Richland Sunday.
It happened at the Pet Over Population Prevention Clinic. The microchips are placed in the animal's back so that if they are lost then they can be scanned for their information. Pet owners names and contact information is stored in a nationwide system called PETrac. The chips can also store the animal's medical history.
Clinic volunteer, Nikki Avery, says it's a very important system that can keep your pet safe.
"If it has lost its collar, people can take it to a vets office or to a police station. They have scanners and they can scan your pet and reunite it with you," says Avery.
The clinic holds three to four microchip events a year. Last time they had a clinic, eighty-nine pets came and today they expected even more.