Chip-n-clip at Superior Smooch a Pooch supports area Humane Society

By KBJR News 1

April 6, 2014 Updated Apr 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - With warmer weather making it's way into the Northland, now's a great time to help our furry friends shed their winter coats with a quick trim.

Members of the Superior Animal hospital teamed up with Miranda's Smooch a Pooch Salon in Superior to offer pet owners a free grooming and nail session for their dogs Sunday.

It was all part of the second annual Chip–n–Clip event to support the Humane Society of Douglas county.

Organizers were also offering a discount ID chip implant service for pets.

The chips contain information about the pet's owners, and can be scanned to help lost or stolen pets find their way home as soon as possible.

"If somebody was going to do something malicious like steal your dog, a microchip tag will have that unique number and you can put that on the internet," said Dr. Amanda Bruce of Petcare Duluth, "and then they will help you contact the owner."

"We do have animals that are often dropped off at the Superior Animal Hospital," said veterinary technician Faith Prout, "and luckily they have had microchips and we've been able to reconnect them with their families."

Information from the microchips is stored in a nationwide database, and has even been used to return a dog lost here in the Twin Ports to its home all the way in Florida.

Al Skomars