This 4th of July, make sure your pet is safe if he decides to go forth without you.
The San Diego Humane Society is offering free ID tags and free microchipping on Wednesday and Thursday.
Pets can be spooked by booming fireworks and run away in fear.
“There is typically a spike in the number of stray animals that we receive the day after a big holiday, like the 4th of July,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.
The services will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Campus at 5500 Gaines St. and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both Oceanside locations — 2905 San Luis Rey Rd. and 572 Airport Rd. No appointment is needed.
Your information is attached to the chip, which is inserted in the area between your pet’s shoulder blades, similar to a shot.
The Humane Society typically charges $10 for microchipping.