HOWELL (WWJ) –  Michigan Human Society and Livingston County Animal Control are partnering to hold a low-cost pet microchip clinic on Saturday in Howell. Pet owners can pay just $18 per pet for the procedure, discounted for the regular cost of approximately $50.

Microchips give your pet a safe and permanent form of identification that can be identified by nearly every veterinarian, humane organization and local animal control. When combined with an ID tag, it’s the best way to ensure that if a pet becomes lost, they will always have a ticket home.

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The clinic will be held at the Livingston County Animal Shelter, 418 S. Highlander Way in Howell, from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday. The clinic is open to all pet owners, with no residency restrictions. However, the clinic will be limited to 400 pets on a first-come, first-served basis.

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All dogs and cats must be on leashes or in appropriate carriers, and please ensure your pet is comfortable around other animals. Be ready to provide the necessary information to register your microchip, including home address and phone number, name and phone number of your pet’s veterinarian, and an alternate contact person’s name and phone number.

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The shelter will also be holding pet adoptions during the microchipping clinic. For more information, visit, or call 1-866-648-6263.