(KTXL) — Stockton residents will be able to get their pets microchipped for free during March, according to the city’s animal shelter. 

The city said owners will need to bring a valid ID and check in at the Stockton Animal Shelter’s lobby for the free microchipping. 

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Those interested can show up between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday. Owners are asked to bring dogs on leashes and cats inside carriers. 

Microchips are extremely helpful in reuniting pets and their owners. It can also ease a shelter’s workload by avoiding lost pets having to stay there for long periods of time.