The City of Bakersfield Animal Control Division is inviting the community to a free microchip clinic for pets.

It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The City of Bakersfield Animal Control Division will offer free microchips for currently licensed dogs living within the city limits. The event is at Tractor Supply, 2749 Calloway Drive.

The city's microchip program is an effort focused on reducing the number of impounded animals entering the shelter system.

For more information on upcoming clinics, contact the City of Bakersfield Animal Control Division at 326-3436.