Free microchipping for National Pit Bull Awareness at Grand Prairie Animal Shelter

In celebration of National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Oct. 28, Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center, 2222 W. Warrior Tr., is offering free microchipping for pit bulls and pit bull mix dogs owned by Grand Prairie residents, now – through Tuesday, Oct. 31.

A microchip is a tiny computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted painlessly beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. It has a unique number used to identify animals when scanned by a shelter or vet. The number is used to find the owner’s contact information in a registry. Microchipping allows your pet the best possible chance of making it home quickly if lost.

National Pit Bull Awareness Day is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bull terriers and their responsible owners. It was established to cultivate positive communications and experiences and is an initiative dedicated to restoring the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

The normal microchipping fee of $15 will be waived. There is no additional fee to register the microchip in the Found Animals Registry. Residents must show a driver’s license for proof of residence. No appointment is necessary.

The Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s regular operating hours are:

Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

For more information, visit or call, 972-237-8575.