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Erie County

A free microchip clinic for pet dogs and cats is being hosted Tuesday in Cheektowaga by Erie County’s Division of Emergency Medical Services & Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Clinic hours are 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cheektowaga Maintenance Garage, 3349 Broadway - behind the Senior Center. Information about family and pet emergency preparedness, and other animal health issues, also will be available.

Microchips were purchased with money from the federal Department of Homeland Security. They include prepaid enrollment into the National Animal Recovery Database and unlimited updates for the life of the pet.

A limited quantity of microchips will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. All pets must be properly restrained with non-retractable leashes or in a carrier, and have current vaccinations.

This week:

Health screenings and information will be available from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, when VANtastic, a mobile coach health fair, visits Five Guys Plaza, 3860 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell.

Coordinated by Cancer Services Program of Erie County, the event includes free clinical breast exams and mammogram screenings for uninsured women, age 40 and older. Reservations are required; call 858-7376.

A blood drive also will be held by Unyts, the primary supplier of blood products for Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center. All donated blood stays in this area to help patients in local hospitals.