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PACC to host day of free adoptions, microchip clinic

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima Animal Care Center is hosting a free microchip clinic to help protect pets this summer.

The event on Saturday, June 28 includes an "Eegee's Social" from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. Dogs and cats can receive microchip implants and get a free iced Eegee's according to clinic officials. Owners will be given information to register the microchip at no charge with PACC's database and its microchip company, 24PetWatch.

The shelter will be open for free adoptions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, though dog and puppy adoptions require a $15 license fee.

PACC encourages pet owners to keep animals safe over the July 4 holiday with the following tips:

- Keep pets at home (instead of taking them to festivities).

- Whether at home or away, give pets a calm and soothing place to stay.

- Talk to your vet and consider mild sedatives if appropriate.

- Make sure tags and licenses are up-to-date.

If a pet is lost, the following is what to do, according to PACC:

- File a lost report with Pima Animal Care Center at (520) 243-5900, ext. 3.

- Check Craigslist and the Lost Pets section of the PACC website.

- File a lost report with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona at (520) 327-6088.

- Ask your neighbors if they have seen your pet and hang fliers in your neighborhood.

- Physically check local shelters at least every other day.

- Leave food, water and a familiar item, such as your pet's blanket, bedding or even a piece of your own personal clothing  outside for your lost pet.  Many pets will return home by themselves once all the noise and distractions have calmed down.

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