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Animal Welfare Department is offering FREE Microchipping and Custom Pet Tags

Microchipping and pet tags available to residents of Albuquerque, no appointment needed
May 20, 2024

The City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department (AWD) is offering FREE microchips and custom pet tags for dogs and cats. The offer is valid for all Albuquerque residents. The free service will be available from June 1 through July 3, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Westside and Eastside shelters. No appointment is needed.

You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid ID to microchip your pets. The microchip will be registered to the ID holder. Information you provide at the time of microchipping 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.

Having the combination of microchips and ID tags is the best solution for keeping your pet safe if they become lost. If you haven’t already done so, take care of these simple measures today to prevent a tragedy of not reuniting with your pet.

Who:   City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department

What:  Free microchip and pet tag for Albuquerque residents’ pets

When: June 1 through July 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Westside Shelter: 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW

             Eastside Shelter: 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE