I may not be a pet owner quite yet, but losing a four-legged best friend is one of my greatest fears as a dog mom-to-be. It's hard to imagine the thought of not knowing where your pet is, and not knowing the people or animals they may run into while they're lost.

That's where the importance of microchipping comes into play. According to the American Kennel Club, microchips increase the chances of finding your lost pet by providing important contact information. You can also include vital info about your pet's medical conditions so he can be treated as necessary until you're reunited.

If your dog or cat hasn't been microchipped yet, or if they need a new rabies vaccination to keep them protected on all fronts, you're in luck.

Forever Paws Animal Shelter in Fall River is hosting a microchip and rabies vaccination clinic on May 24 from 9 to 11 a.m., featuring veterinarian Dr. Comstock from Chase Farm Veterinary Hospital. Limited space is available, so you'll want to plan ahead and reserve your spot in advance.

Rabies shots cost $15 and microchipping costs $40. The shelter only accepts cash and is unable to give change, so you'll want to come with the exact cash necessary for your services. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be carriers upon arrival.

Learn more and reserve your spot today by contacting Forever Paws by phone at 508-677-9154 or by email at asilva@foreverpaws.com.

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