On Sunday, July 16, Coronado CARES held its third successful microchip clinic in Imperial Beach. To date, Coronado CARES, in conjunction with IB Pet and the San Diego Humane Society has chipped over 400 dogs, cats and bunnies in Coronado and Imperial Beach. It is our hope that with this totally free service, beloved pets in the South Bay will have their best chance at being reunited with their owners if lost. When a lost pet is found, one of the first thing a shelter or veterinary clinic will do is scan it for a microchip. If a microchip is found, they can quickly find the pets owner and reunite the two. In a recent study of stray dogs, it was found that dogs without microchips were reunited with their owners 21.9% of the time, while dogs with microchips were reunited 52.2% of the time. For the microchipped dogs which were not reunited with their owners, it was most often due to incorrect owner information in the microchip registry database- so don’t forget to register your pet’s microchip and keep it updated! If your pet is not microchipped, please visit the San Diego Humane Society which offers low-cost microchips or attend Coronado CARES next free microchip clinic in 2018!