Press Release: El Paso Animal Services Hosts Free Microchipping Services

Protect Your Pets This “Straylight Savings” Time

EL PASO, Texas – In an effort to raise awareness on the importance of pet microchips, the City of El Paso Animal Services Department, in collaboration with its Resource Rover Team, is hosting a series of free microchip clinics as part of the “Straylight Savings” Time initiative:


WHEN:      10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9th

WHERE:    Clardy Fox Library

     5515 Robert Alva Ave.


WHEN:      12 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 10th

WHERE:    Dogs on the Run Grooming

     1852 Trawood Dr.


WHEN:       10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12th

WHERE:     Hilos de Plata Senior Center

        4451 Delta Dr.


WHEN:       11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16th

WHERE:     Twin Peaks Sunland

        955 Sunland Park Dr.


WHEN:       12 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 16th

WHERE:     Mission Valley Adoption Center

        9068 Socorro Rd.


WHEN:       9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22nd

WHERE:     PetSmart at the Fountains

        8889 Gateway Blvd. W


WHEN:       2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 23rd

WHERE:     Gringo Theory Patio Bar

        11410 Montana Ave.


WHEN:       9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30th

WHERE:    Ascarate Park

                   6900 Delta Dr.


Just as residents are reminded to check their smoke detectors’ batteries during Daylight Savings, “Straylight Savings” encourages pet owners to ensure their pets are microchipped and their microchip information is up-to-date, coinciding with El Paso City Animal Ordinances.

The free monthly microchipping events are open to everyone and there is no limit on the number of pets that can benefit from this service. For eligibility, pets should be at least six weeks old, dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be securely placed in carriers.

How to Update Your Pet’s Microchip:

First: Check to see if your pet has a Microchip by veterinarian or consider using the chip scanning equipment at any El Paso Fire Department station.

Second: Identify the chip’s manufacturer by entering the number at 

Third: Once you have the manufacturer you can register or update your contact information with the manufacturer.

For added security, consider adding your pet’s microchip data to the database for free.

Need a Microchip?

If your pet isn’t microchipped, visit the El Paso Animal Services’ calendar for upcoming free microchip clinics or visit your veterinarian for a microchip, which typically cost about $25.

For more information about Animal Services visit,

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