It’s Time to Turn the Clock Back One Hour and Ensure Your Pet’s Microchip and Licensing Information is Current.


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It’s Time to Turn the Clock Back One Hour and Ensure Your Pet’s Microchip and Licensing Information is Current!

Los Angeles, October 30, 2020 – With the end of Daylight Savings Time this weekend, LA Animal Services is reminding pet owners that when they set their clocks and change the batteries on their smoke detector batteries to also check that their pet’s microchip and licensing information is up-to-date. 

“By ensuring your pet’s license and microchip information is current gives your pet the chance to return home, should they get lost or stolen,” said Brenda Barnette, LA Animal Services General Manager. “Sadly, one out of every three pets gets lost during their lifetime, but only one in 10 lost pets is found. Microchipping and keeping your information current could make the difference. In addition, a license tag provides a quick way of notifying you if someone else finds your pet, while also providing proof that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies, as required by law.”

Microchipping is permanent pet identification. The process is safe, simple, permanent, and designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners. The microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is injected beneath the surface of the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds and your pet will not react any more than to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required. 

Microchips are offered at LA Animal Services for just $15. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-452-7381.

For more information about LA Animal Services and to learn more about microchipping and licensing, visit or call 1-888-452-7381.



Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six services centers serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people. LA Animal Services also is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) national coalition as a Tier 1 animal organization offering pet owners with access to resources to keep their pets home; helping to get lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong foster program to house more pets in foster homes. Visit our link.tree for helpful links to the services and resources available to you and your companion animals. Connect with LA Animal Services and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram.

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