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Animal Welfare Department is offering FREE Microchipping

To residents of Albuquerque – No appointment needed


This event has already happened.
Sep 11, 2019
09:30 AM - 06:00 PM


Eastside and Westside Shelters
8920 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112


In an effort to provide accessible services to every Albuquerque citizen and promote responsible pet ownership, the Animal Welfare community outreach helped microchip 869 pets for free in just six days. Our initiative is aimed at helping prevent pets from getting lost and help lost pets get back to their owners as soon as possible. 

After seeing a great response from the public, The City Albuquerque of Animal Welfare Department decided to offer free microchipping services to pets every month to residents of Albuquerque, while supplies last.

The free service can be obtained this month from September 10 through September 15, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Westside Shelter and Eastside Shelter. No appointment is needed.

You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license to microchip your pets. The pet's microchip will be registered to the ID holder. When you are having your animal microchipped, you will need to fill out paperwork that comes with the microchip so the microchip can be properly registered. The information that you list on these forms will be the guide to finding you if the animal is ever lost or recovered.

It is essential to ensure that the details linked to your pet’s microchip remain up-to-date so the pet can be successfully identified. Animal Welfare shelters provide all-year-round free service to check on a pet’s microchip.

What: Free microchipping to residents of Albuquerque – No appointment needed

When: Tuesday, September 10, through Sunday, September 15

Where: Westside Shelter: 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW – 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

              Eastside Shelter: 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE – 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Animal Welfare Department is offering FREE Microchipping

Albuquerque Animal Welfare reminds you to always spay or neuter your pets.


Desiree Cawley
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)