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City of El Paso unveils first-of-its-kind technology to reunite lost pets with their owners

EL PASO, Texas - The City of El Paso Animal Services Department, in partnership with national partner, 24Pet, have unveiled a new 24Pet Reunite Site solar-powered microchip scanner at Salvador Rivas Jr. Park, 12480 Pebble Hills Drive. The pilot scanner is the first-of-its-kind technology aimed at helping community members reunite lost pets with their families. The site is not only the first in the city but also the first in the nation. Michele Andersen with Animal Services appeared with her dog Lasagna to talk about the Reunite Site.

The creation of the Reunite Site resulted from the inspiration to provide the accessibility to tools for good Samaritans willing to help reunite lost pets with their families. The Reunite Site is also available for community members to ensure their pet is microchipped, learn their pet’s microchip number, and even find out where and how to get their pet microchipped if they need one.

Best Friends Animal Society, a national non-profit animal welfare organization, is funding the first Reunite Site and El Paso Animal Services plans to install the scanners in more locations within the city.

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