ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – It’s estimated that less than 20 percent of lost dogs and only 3 percent of lost cats are ever reunited with their owners.

In order to help keep more families together, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has partnered with Camp Bow Wow in Ann Arbor to hold a low-cost pet microchipping clinic in Ann Arbor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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The clinic is open to all pet owners, with a limit of 400 pets on a first-come, first-served basis. Microchipping will be offered for $18 per dog or cat, discounted from the regular cost of approximately $50.

Microchipping gives your pet a safe and permanent form of identification that can be identified by nearly every veterinarian, humane organization and animal control shelter. When combined with an ID tag, it provides the best protection for animals who become lost.

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All dogs and cats must be on leashes or in appropriate carriers. 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.

The clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Bow Wow, located at 552 State Circle in Ann Arbor.

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For more information about the event, please visit or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263).