Humane Society to hold microchip clinic Saturday in Leamington

(Photo courtesy of Pet and Wildlife Rescue).

Animal lovers will have a chance to have Fido, Fifi, or Foofoo microchipped on Saturday.

The Windsor Essex County Humane Society will hold a drive-thru pet microchip clinic at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre in Leamington from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Microchips are tiny, unique identifiers implanted in the skin of pets to make it easier for the animal to be reunited with its owner should it get lost or run away. They are no bigger than a grain of rice and can be installed within seconds.

The humane society had held its first microchip clinic in June at Devonshire Mall in Windsor.

“We are passionate about pet reunification and are hopeful this community service event will allow us to safely microchip as many pets as possible in Windsor-Essex,” Director of Shelter Medicine Dr. Kayla Beetham said at that time.

The cost is $20 for each dog, cat, or rabbit and can be paid with cash, debit, Visa, or MasterCard. The humane society will provide a translator for those who speak Spanish.

—with files from Maureen Revait