Microchip event to help area animal group

On Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) will hold a pet microchip clinic at the Trumbull Animal Shelter located at 324 Church Hill Road in Trumbull, where certified members of the EARS Team will offer complete microchip service for a one-time cost of $20.

The cost includes chip implanting, lifetime registration in the PetLink National Database as well as the EARS Connecticut State Database, and a pet ID card and collar tag. $5 from the cost of each microchip at this event will be donated to the Trumbull Animal Group.

Each microchip is roughly the size of a grain of rice, and the process of implanting is similar to a pet receiving a vaccination, according to a press release. The individual microchip is encoded with a unique number and implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck.

Dogs must be on leashes at all times, and cats must be in sturdy carriers.

For more information on the EARS microchipping process and features, visit http://www.earsct.org/pet-microchips-by-ears.html.