Free pet microchip clinics held through Jan. 2014

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Washoe County Regional Animal Services has launched an unprecedented one-year campaign to provide free microchips to all Washoe County pet owners.

The first field clinic takes place this Tuesday, February 5, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Scolari's parking lot at 5430 Sun Valley Blvd., Sun Valley.

The next field clinic will be held on Tuesday, February 19, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Dickey's Bar-B-Que, 290 Lemmon Dr., Lemmon Valley.

Through January 2014, free microchips will also be available from the Regional Animal Services Facility on Longley Lane between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

The dog shown was found after missing for eight months because he had a microchip.