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Free Micro-chip Clinic for Pets

OPIN To Hold Second FREE Micro-chip Clinic for Pets on Saturday, June 9 at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Rd., Stamford

OPIN (Outreach to Pets In Need), the Stamford organization dedicated to helping the Stamford animal shelter has announced their second FREE micro-chip clinic to be held on Saturday, June 9, 12pm - 2pm at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford.

This community outreach event, which in April made 122 cats and dogs safer, is being held in conjunction with a rabies clinic and a City of Stamford dog licensing opportunity.

Cats and dogs can receive rabies vaccines for a low-cost of $20 (cash only). The City of Stamford Town Clerk’s office will be available to license dogs (cash or checks).

FREE micro-chips will be offered to both cats and dogs compliments of Outreach to Pets In Need (OPIN) and will include lifetime registration of the pet in the HomeAgain national database with no cost to the pet owner. Micro-chipping is being offered to all cats and dogs, whether or not they need rabies or licensing.

A micro-chip is the size of a grain of rice and will be administered by a visiting veterinarian. Should the pet then become lost or stolen, when scanned by a vet or animal shelter, the chip ensures return of the cat or dog. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on leashes for their safety.

“This community offering will help bring lost pets back home sooner and instill a greater sense of hope should a disaster strike that separates owners from their loving companion animals” said Jenny Colucci, Cofounder of OPIN. “OPIN is an all-volunteer 501c3 organization that has dedicated itself to supporting the Stamford Animal Shelter since 2007. One hundred percent of funds raised go toward medical care, dog training, public education, foster care, adoption programs and toward construction of a new City Animal Shelter” she added.

For more information about OPIN, go online at www.opinpets.org or contact Jenny Colucci, Secretary at: jenny@opinpets.org.

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