Daytona Beach, FL – A new pet microchipping service is now available to some Volusia County residents.
The county says that residents of unincorporated Volusia as well as DeLand, South Daytona and Oak Hill will be able to microchip their pets during spay and neuter surgeries as part of a new pilot program.
“We thought it was beneficial to start this program and see how it works,” says Sergio Pacheco, Volusia County Animal Control director. “If it’s successful, we can save money, we can save the taxpayers money, we can save the owners of these animals money.”
However, Pacheco also clarified that the program is not stand-alone, meaning that the service is only available for scheduled spay or neuter surgeries as a $10 addition to the total cost.
The program is available at the county Animal Care Clinic on 1250 Indian Lake Road in Daytona Beach
The service is appointment only. Residents can visit the county animal control website or call 386-248-1790 for more information.