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HSSBV to Provide 200 Free Pet Microchips at Holiday Event

By The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley
Contributing Writer
11/15/2023 at 12:00 PM

The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV), in partnership with 24Pet, will provide 200 free microchips to pets on Saturday, November 18th during their holiday event Winter Wonderland Walk & Santa Paws Pet Photos presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The event will be hosted on site at 374 W Orange Show Road, San Bernardino beginning at 8:00 am. The free microchips will be available from 8 am – 10:30 am while supplies last, limit two per household. The microchips are available for both cats and dogs. The HSSBV’s regularly scheduled Saturday Shot Clinic will be open starting at 8:00 am. Clients can line up at the clinic doors for their opportunity to receive the free microchips as well as regular low cost vaccines. Those only interested in the free microchip opportunity who do not need vaccines can follow signage for the separate microchip only line. While parking will be available in the regular HSSBV parking lot, please be advised there will also be overflow parking in marked spaces across the street at Bowlero. This event will include photos with Santa; a large vendor village to kick off holiday shopping; Winter Wonderland walking trail; amazing raffles; letters to Santa writing station; Pooch Play Area presented by Dances with Dogs Training Center; paw print ornaments; annual HSSBV pet supply sale; Stars of Hope painting activity; free pet bandanas from Subaru of San Bernardino and more! Enter your pet in our Pet Contests for only $5 per pet, per entry! Categories for the pet contest include Best Dressed Female, Best Dressed Male, Most Holiday Spirit and Best Trick. There will also be food and drink vendors throughout the event. The event schedule is as follows: 8:00 am Event begins & registration opens 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Santa photo registration (please note registration ends promptly at noon, no exceptions. Registration may end earlier than noon if we reach the maximum photo amount before then). Registration groups will be called in order starting at 8:15 am. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm HSSBV’s regularly scheduled Saturday Shot Clinic vaccines available inside the HSSBV Veterinary Clinic. Please note the list for vaccines may also be cut off before noon based on attendance. 8:00 am – 10:30 am Pet Contest registration at the main registration table located in from of the HSSBV Administration Office. Free microchips to the first 200 pets (limit two per household/pet parent). 11:00 am Pet Contests behind the Veterinary Clinic 11:30 am Turn your vendor passport in to the photo registration table by 11:30 for your chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! 12:00 pm Christmas Tree Live Auction in the Education Center! 12:15 pm Raffles pulled in the Education Center!

Special guests scheduled to appear at the event include our emcee, Jeff Pope of the Jeff Pope Show on Hot 103.9 along with the Hot 103.9 Hot Squad; and Pet Contest judge, Pepper from KFROG. Pets who attend Santa Paws must be nonaggressive and the appropriate temperament to deal with a crowd. All pets must be current on vaccines and on a short, non-retractable leash. If you would like to make a donation towards this event and/or create your own fundraising page in support of your walk through Winter Wonderland, please visit https://hssbv.org/Upcoming-Events. Vendor spaces are full; however, sponsorship opportunities are still available. All proceeds from Santa Paws Pet Photos & Holiday Boutique will go directly to help fund the HSSBV cruelty investigation and humane education programs. Thank you for helping us to care for animals in need! Santa Paws Pet Photos & Holiday Boutique is sponsored by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Earhart Photography, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bowlero and 24Pet.