San Diego Humane Society offers free microchipping for upcoming holiday weekend

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Humane Society announced Tuesday that they will be offering free microchipping for all animals in preparation for a busy Fourth of July weekend.

During the holidays, shelters typically see a substantial increase in lost pets, due to fear of loud noises associated with Independence Day.

“There is typically a spike in the number of stray animals that we receive the day after a big holiday, like the 4th of July,” said Jennifer Brehler, Chief Operating Officer for San Diego Humane Society. “We want to help pet owners take precautions to protect their pets on these busy holidays, which is why we’re offering free microchips so we’re able to reunite pets with their families faster.”

Licensing and microchipping pets helps reunite lost pets with their owners faster. In anticipation of the upcoming holiday, San Diego Humane Society is offering free microchips for all pets through July 3.

  • San Diego Humane Society: 5500 Gaines Street
  • Escondido: 3450 E. Valley Parkway
  • Oceanside: 572 Airport Road & 2905 San Luis Rey Road

No appointment necessary, open 7 days/week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If your pet does go missing, ensuring your pet is microchipped and licensed will assist in a quick reunion. San Diego Humane Society also utilizes a facial recognition app, Finding Rover, to quickly reunite lost dogs with their owners!

It’s one more tool to get pets home faster. Be sure to register your dog’s photo on Finding Rover. It’s free! Learn more and register here:

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