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Microchip Clinic Will Help Protect Horses In Disaster

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May 7, 2008

The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services is partnering with the Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center in Ramona to conduct a Horse Microchip Clinic on Saturday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at 25210 Creek Hollow Drive in Ramona.

“We rescued many horses during the October fires, and confirming identity and ownership is critical to reuniting the animals with their owners,” said Dawn Danielson, Director of Animal Services. “A microchip will remove any doubt of ownership and help us bring the animals and their owners together after a disaster.”

Reservations Required

An Animal Services’ staff veterinarian will be on site to implant the microchip. The cost is $60 per horse, which includes national registration. Please note that the service is available by reservation only. To make a reservation, call the riding center at (760) 788-2872.

The microchip clinic is being held in conjunction with a chili cook-off fundraiser which will benefit the Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center and the Burn Institute.

For additional information about how to prepare you and your pet for a disaster, visit the County Department of Animal Services' Pet Disaster Planning Web page.