The Riverside County Animal Services Department has delivered 20 microchip scanners to county fire stations in a pilot partnership between the two agencies.
If you find a stray pet, you can check to see if the pet is microchipped by stopping by a county fire station, and using the scanner.
If the lost pet has a microchip, you will be given instructions on how to contact the owner.
The website to look up a chip is: https://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/
Anyone who does find a stray pet and wants to visit one of the fire stations to check for a chip can do so during normal business hours.
Participating fire stations include: Station 35 (Thousand Palms), Station 81 (North Bermuda Dunes), Station 3 (Nuview), Station 8 (Woodcrest), Station 11 (Lakeland Village), Station 19 (Highgrove), Station 22 (Cherry Valley), Station 23 (Pine Cove), Station 26 (Little Lake), Station 27 (Eastvale), Station 34 (Winchester),Station 53 (Garner Valley), Station 64 (Sycamore Creek, Corona), Station 72 (Valley Vista), Station 82 (Lake Hills) and Station 83 (French Valley).
“Riverside County Fire Department is dedicated to assist in getting beloved pets reunited with their owners,”
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department Chief Bill Weiser said. “We are very happy to be a part of this
community assistance program with our partners at Riverside County Department of Animal Services.”
A yellow Labrador Retriever dog leads a Boxer dog by the leash at a park outdoors.
Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR