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LaGrange Animal Services to offer 100 free microchips to animal owners

LaGrange Animal Services received a $700 donation to be used for 100 microchips, according to a press release from the city.

These microchips will be given to local animal owners to help reduce the recidivism rate of animals entering the shelter.

“In June, the LaGrange Animal Shelter took in 344 animals and only had 17 animals redeemed by owners. We also had 78 adoptions and 196 animals sent to various rescues across the United States,” said LaGrange Animal Services Supervisor Chris Bussey. 

“If the animals we took in had microchips we could reunite these animals with their families and help reduce our recidivism rate.”

The animal shelter plans to host a microchip clinic in the fall to provide free microchips to animal owners. The date and location are still to be determined.

“[Pet owners] can call the animal shelter and discuss the importance of the spay/neuter program,” Bussey said. “The Humane Society has volunteers that go around and talk to the public about the spayed/neuter outreach.”

The donor of the money wishes to remain anonymous.