Volusia County offering free pet food, microchips to pets in need

Volusia County offering free pet food, microchips to pets in need
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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County Animal Services and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are offering residents a helping hand by providing free pet food and microchips to pets in need.

The giveaway is the county’s way of helping residents who are struggling to feed their pets due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said.

The event is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday at 1250 Indian Lake Road in Daytona Beach, and it will feature drive-thru service.

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Officials said anyone who attends the event will be asked to wear a face covering.

There will be two drive-thru lines, one for pet food and one for both food and a microchip.

County staff said for the microchip procedure, the pet will be removed from the car and taken into the clinic.

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