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Live 5, Charleston Animal Society hold microchip clinic

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Join Live 5 News and the Charleston Animal Society Tuesday, July 21 for a microchipping clinic at the Live 5 News studios in West Ashley.

For $10 between the hours of 4 and 7 pm, dog owners can have a microchip implanted between their dog's shouldber blades that will help owners reconnect with their dogs if they are ever lost.

No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Charleston Animal Society at 747-4849.

Why microchip your dog?

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It consists of a tiny computer chip housed in a type of glass made to be compatible with living tissue. Once in place, the microchip can be detected immediately with a handheld device that uses radio waves to read the chip. This device scans the microchip, and then displays a unique alphanumeric code. Then, the dog can be traced back to the owner if found.

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