Parks & Recreation, Animal Services team up to reconnect lost pets

El Paso Parks & Recreation Department and El Paso Animal Services are collaborating to help keep pets in their home and out of the shelter.

Beginning July 28, 2020, five City parks will now have the capability to assist residents who find a lost pet by scanning the animal for a microchip.

Officials share that this collaboration aims at quickly reconnecting lost pets with their owners, preventing the need to bring them to the shelter.

Every year, over 26,000 pets are brought into El Paso Animal Services, and on average only 16 percent of them are reunited with their family.

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