Mark your calendars for the 10th annual Pet New Year Feb. 1

Courtesy Anchorage Animal Care & Control

WHO: Anchorage Animal Care & Control Center and the Alaska SPCA

WHAT: Pet New Year 2014

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1

WHERE: Alaska Mill and Feed, 1501 E. 1st Ave.

Dogblog note: Pet New Year is an annual gathering  that celebrates our animals with fun events and big savings on things like rabies vaccinations, microchips, products and more.

Here's a press release from Brooke Taylor of Anchorage Animal Care & Control Center:

Make 2014 a memorable year for your furry friends:  Bring them to the 10th annual Pet New Year!  Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) will be offering $5 cat and dog rabies vaccinations (pets 4 months and older) for Municipality of Anchorage residents and there will be 30 FREE microchips available from the Alaska SPCA.

In addition to the vaccination clinic, there will be many local vendors including groomers, pet product retailers, animal clubs, rescue groups, and more!  Local animal groups will be providing demonstrations and there will be door prizes throughout the day!  Come join the fun and get your pet off to a great start in the New Year!  

AACCC and the Alaska SPCA hold PNY annually to encourage Anchorage pet owners to microchip and identify their pets for the safety of the animal; a message both organizations promote throughout the year. Identification and licensing go hand in hand with the protection of pets. A microchip or tag ensures that pets are returned to their owners if they are lost. A municipal license ensures that the animal will receive medical care if it’s found injured. It also allows AACCC to keep the animal safely with us for a longer period of time before putting that pet up for adoption.