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Animal Care & Control General Updates

Posted on: April 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Tag Your Wag: Microchipping & Licensing Event


PHOENIX, AZ – National Pet ID Week is here and Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) is excited to help make sure our local dogs have proper identification.

Pet homelessness is a community issue that requires collaborative community engagement. In that spirit, MCACC will be hosting “Tag Your Wag: Microchipping & Licensing Event” from April 17 to April 21, 2023. Both new licenses and microchips will be provided with waived fees thanks to a generous grant awarded to MCACC.

“Less than 20% of stray dogs who come into the shelter have a microchip, so it’s difficult for them to be returned to their owner. Both microchipping and licensing will help keep your pets safe and at home,” said Kim Powell, MCACC Communications Officer. 

Microchipping Details:

  • Community dog event focusing on microchipping and providing new licenses
  • First come, first serve with a goal of 60 microchips per day
  • Microchips will be provided from 11am-12pm April 17-21 only at the West shelter located at 2500 S. 27th Avenue in Phoenix
    • Limit 2 pets per owner

Licensing Details:

  • New licenses will be available at no cost to you (please bring your proof of Rabies vaccine)during regular business hours 12-6pm April 17-21 at both shelter locations.
    • You do not need to bring your dog to acquire a new license. Please do not bring your dog to the shelter during normal business hours.

There are many benefits to having your pets microchipped and licensed, including a free ride home if your pet is ever lost and picked up by an Animal Control Officer.

We hope to help keep pets safe and see many Maricopa County pet owners during National Pet ID Week!   

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