Animal Welfare Association provides free microchips to pets of Camden County residents

After the first 200 microchips run out, residents can purchase them at a reduced rate.

Special to The Sun/The Sun: According to the AWA, micro-chipping is no more painful than a shot and provides a lifetime of pet identification.

If your pet is ever lost, a microchip will help reunite you with your furry family member. Thanks to the support of the Camden County Commissioners, the Animal Welfare Association Pet Clinic will be providing 200 free microchips to Camden County residents who request them during AWA’s Pet Vaccine Clinic Days.

“This is a wonderful opportunity that the Camden County Commissioners were able to support this year, especially in July during Lost Pet Prevention Month,” says Maya Richmond, Executive Director of Animal Welfare Association. “Of the dogs lost and turned into the shelter, if the dog is microchipped there is a 52 percent chance they’ll be reunited with their family and if not microchipped only a 22 percent chance based on past cases;which makes it worth getting to help identify your pet if they ever become lost.”

Camden County residents can go to any of AWA’s Pet Clinic during their Wellness Vaccine Clinic times and request a free microchip while supplies last. ID is required to show eligibility of being a county resident and there is a limit of two microchips per household.

Out-of-county residents can take advantage of a reduced rate of $20 per microchip (regularly $35) for their pets, at AWA’s Pet Clinic. After 200 free microchips are provided, Camden County residents will be offered the same discounted rate for microchips at $20 each up to 200 additional microchips.

Beginning on Monday, July 12, residents can come out to one of AWA’s Wellness Vaccine Clinics which are held on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (walk-in), Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (appointment only – sign-up via awanj.org) and select Saturdays from 8 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. (walk-in).

AWA’s Pet Clinic is located at 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043. For more information about this promotion please call AWA’s Pet Clinic at 856-424-2288.

For more information about Animal Welfare Association, please visit https://www.awanj.org.