Free micro-chips available to help you keep track of Fido

st0408stpetchip-1ABOVE: Veterinarian Kim MacDonald, left, and Veterinary Assistant Camilla Gronlund, right, gave Teddy, a 4-month-old Golden Retriever, a microchip during a free clinic by Outreach to Pets in Need in 2012. (Lindsay Perry/THE ADVOCATE)

STAMFORD — Your labradoodle may not use a cell phone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t track her every move.

Outreach to Pets in Need, a Stamford-based nonprofit, is holding a free micro-chip clinic this weekend. Rabies vaccines will also be offered for $15.

“One in three pets will get lost. Without identification, 90 percent of these pets will not return home,” OPIN said in a news release. “A microchip is the only permanent form of identification that cannot be altered or removed. The procedure is simple and very similar to a routine shot.”

OPIN has given away 500 free mico chips since April 2012. This weekend’s clinic is scheduled for 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m. Sunday at Choice Pet Supply, 949 High Ridge Road. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on a leash.

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