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It was a real zoo down at the pet chip clinic

Cloquet's Dunlap Island was Pet Central Saturday, when the Cloquet police department and Carlton County sheriff's office teamed up with Northern Lakes Rescue to offer a free microchipping clinic for area residents. It was so busy that police had to monitor traffic coming in and out of the park, allowing vehicles in one at a time as others departed.

Northern Lakes Rescue founder Shannon Steele said they microchipped 260 animals: 259 dogs and cats, plus one pig.

"That's 260 animals that weren't microchipped before," said Steele, adding that they were busy from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. "We started a l...

 
 
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