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LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or

Celebrate National Check the Chip Day

by Microchipping Your Pet at LA Animal Services

Get your pet microchipped for free at any six Centers

from August 15 - 20 thanks to Petco Love

Los Angeles, August 15, 2023 – Check the Chip Day is Tuesday, August 15, which brings awareness to the importance of microchipping your pet. Microchips can be one of the best and most effective tools to help reunite lost pets with their families. Thanks to a generous grant from Petco Love, LA Animal Services will celebrate Check the Chip Day by offering free microchips for pets on Tuesday, August 15 through Sunday, August 20. No appointments needed. Just stop by any of our six LA Animal Services Centers.

“Statistics show that one in three pets will become lost at some point during their lives but furry family members with registered microchips have a higher likelihood to experience a happy reunion with owners,” said Staycee Dains, General Manager for LA Animal Services. “Check the Chip Day is a great day to check and ensure you have the most current contact information on your pet’s microchip.”

What is Microchipping?

A microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is injected under the animal’s skin between the shoulder blades. Each microchip has a unique number that is registered with a nationwide database along with the pet owner’s address and phone number. If your pet becomes lost, the microchip can be read by scanners that are used by most animal centers and veterinary clinics. Microchips reunite countless pets each year, and can make all the difference in finding your pet if they are lost, or even stolen.

How to Receive a Microchip from LA Animal Services 

Visit any of our six LA Animal Services Centers, Tuesday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm or on the weekends from 11am to 5pm. No appointment needed.

For more information about LA Animal Services, and to learn more about microchipping, licensing, and other resources available to keep pets and families together, visit

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LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the people who love them, and is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States. With six Centers across the City, LA Animal Services serves approximately 60,000 animals annually and responds to 20,000 emergency calls involving animals or people in danger. LA Animal Services is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) international coalition, which connects municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country to reimagine and transform the way shelters care for animals and their families, by offering access to resources to help keep families together; getting lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong adoption and foster program so pets find their permanent homes or are placed in foster care. Visit our link.tree for helpful links to the services and resources available to you and your companion animals. Connect with LA Animal Services and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

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