Animal Allies to host free microchip clinic ahead of holiday weekend

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The Fourth of July weekend is one of the most common holidays for pets to run off or get lost.

To help pet owners get prepared for the festivities, Animal Allies is hosting a free microchip clinic on Thursday, June 30th from 1-3 p.m. No sign up is needed.

Nicole Faciotto, the humane education manager with the humane society, says it is crucial that your pets are chipped or at least equipped with updated information on their tags.

"Obviously fireworks are really loud, so it can freak out animals and they tend to run when they’re scared. When traveling as well- people going to cabins, or friends cabins, or places that the animals are not as familiar with- pets can easily sneak out of a backyard or out a door and find their way to us. So having that chip helps a ton."

Nicole says having your pet chipped guarantees you will be reunited with them faster if they ever do run off or get lost.

The clinic is taking place at Animal Allies, located at 4006 Airport Rd in Duluth.

There is a two pet limit per person and they ask that your pet is either leashed or in a carrier when you bring them in.