Free Microchip Clinic for Suquamish Dogs
June 8, 2016
Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) and Suquamish Police Department are partnering to provide a FREE microchip clinic for Suquamish tribal members’ dogs. Microchips are very small (about the size of a grain of rice) and are painlessly inserted between the dog’s shoulder blades. Microchips contain the dog owner’s information and help to assist Suquamish PD, Animal Control and Vet Offices in getting lost dogs safely back to their owners as soon as possible. This will mean that if a tribal dog gets lost from its home, it will be much easier for the dog’s owners to be notified and get the dog safely home with limited hassle, ideally avoiding a trip to the shelter.
The one-day clinic will be held Saturday, June 11, from 9 AM to 11 AM at the Suquamish Police Department, 18490 Suquamish Way. KHS staff and volunteers will be on hand to microchip dogs as well as distribute information to dog owners about low-cost vaccination and spay/neuter services. In order to qualify, dog owners must provide Tribal ID card or other photo ID with a valid address. Dogs must be at least two months old and on a leash.
The microchip clinic is possible due to a grant from the Suquamish Tribe. As part of the project, the Suquamish Police Department is getting a microchip scanner that will enable tribal police to scan and identify stray and lost dogs in their jurisdiction.