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It was a real zoo down at the pet chip clinic


October 4, 2019

Jana Peterson

Daisy the dog gives a kiss to Northern Lakes Rescue founder Shannon Steele after getting a microchip Saturday. Daisy's owners, Alyssa and Kris Young, said they were thrilled knowing that someone could scan their dog for a chip and find them easily if she ever gets out again. Steele said the rescue microchipped 260 animals Saturday.

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...

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