Las Vegas Pet Event Offering Free Microchipping For Local Fur Babies
In case you missed the announcement, the law is changing soon in the city of Las Vegas. And this time it pertains to our pets.
KKLZ reported last week that a new ordinance is going to take effect soon in Sin City. One that requires all pet owners to microchip their cats and dogs. The new law, which will take effect on August 1, 2024, pertains specifically to cats and dogs over the age of four months. And those who don’t abide by the law can be charged with a misdemeanor crime.
So you might want to microchip your pet sooner rather than later, and there’s an event coming up in Vegas where you can do it for free.
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur in Las Vegas is teaming up with two local nonprofits, Paws for the Cause and The Animal Foundation, to offer free microchipping for pets. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m at 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Anyone who brings their pet to be microchipped will receive an Arizona Charlie’s logo portable water bowl and leash.
Veterinary Centers of America (VCA), who are also partners for the event, will be doing the microchipping. Microchips will be free for the first two pets per owner. And any additional microchips will be available for a $10 donation that will benefit The Animal Foundation. During the event, the Animal Foundation will also be collecting new and gently used blankets for pets awaiting adoption.
The Las Vegas microchipping event will also include adoptable pets, music and food.
Many adoptable animals will be on site during the event. Live music will also be provided. As well as food from vendors that include Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, LV_Hot Dogs and Sinful Delights desserts.
To see what animals are available for adoption at the Animal Foundation, visit animalfoundation.com.