BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County Animal Services says it is offering free microchipping for all dogs and cats in the county ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.
KCAS says the service is being offered to county residents through July 3 at county shelters during regular business hours.
Unfortunately, fireworks can scare animals into escaping from homes or backyards, and it’s possible a microchip can help pets get back home.
Residents in unincorporated Kern County can get their dog or cat micropchipped at the following locations and times:
Kern County Animal Shelter – Bakersfield
3951 Fruitvale Ave, Bakersfield
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Kern County Animal Shelter – Mojave
901 Poole St, Mojave
Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
Kern County Animal Services – Lake Isabella
14891 Highway 178, Lake Isabella
Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Animal Services says there are steps you can take to keep your pets safe during the Fourth of July Holiday:
- Keep your pets secured inside your home, if possible. Even dogs in fenced yards will find a way to escape the frightening noises.
- Update your pets microchip information early and often. Also, always make sure that your animal has some form of visible identification on, especially during the holiday.
- Use ambient noise such as a radio or TV playing to help comfort your pet when the noises begin.