JEFFERSON PARK — The first 200 dogs who attend a clinic set for April 9 will get a free microchip to help them reconnect with their humans if they go missing, organizers said.
The clinic will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at the Jefferson Park (16th) Police District Headquarters, 5151 N. Milwaukee Ave., said organizers with the Garrido Network, launched by Chicago Police Lt. John Garrido a year ago after losing the 45th Ward aldermanic runoff election to Ald. John Arena.
The Jefferson Park Police District and Lost Dogs Illinois are producing the event.
All of the dogs who get a microchip at the event, which is also sponsored by Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) and Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th) as well as the Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce and the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association, will get a free engraved name tag, organizers said.
Dogs are five times more likely to be returned home to their owner if they have a collar and tag or microchip, according to the Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control.
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