One in three pets becomes lost during its lifetime, with only 15-20 percent of dogs returned home and less than 2 percent of cats.

The Arizona Animal Welfare League is reminding pet owners to have current identification on their pets at all times, and recommends your pet be microchipped.

If your pet isn’t microchipped, AAWL offers to chip your pet at its walk-in clinic for only $20 per pet, including registration. Owners can also get pets vaccinated at the clinic; all vaccines are $18 each or $45 for three vaccines (same pet).

The next clinic will take place 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at the AAWL Sonia Breslow Adoption Center, 25 N. 40th St. All dogs must be on a leash or in carrier and cats must be in carriers. You must be in line by no later than 11:30 a.m. to be seen.

For more information, go to and click on the Vet Services tab, or call 602-358-7267.


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