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Pet Microchips Cost $10 In July

During Microchip Madness Month in July, West Oahu pet owners can have their pet microchipped for only $10 at a dozen veterinary clinics on Oahu, including three in the area.

The annual partnership between the clinics and the Hawaiian Humane Society (HHS) aims to reduce the number of lost pets in the community. About 3,500 dogs and cats had microchip IDs inserted last year through the program. The tiny chip – the size of a grain of rice – is injected under the skin between the animal’s shoulder blades, providing an individual code that can be read with a scanner. HHS provides the microchips, and the veterinarians waive the cost of a doctor’s visit.

Pet owners can make an appointment at the following clinics, or visit hawaiianhumane.org for the complete list:

Animal House Veterinary Center in Ewa Beach, 689-1797; New-town Veterinary Clinic Inc. on Kaahumanu Street, 488-3667; and Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital on Koaki Street, 638-3670.

For further information, call HHS at 946-2187.

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