A Wall Township man was making a trip to Florida with his 11-year-old Yorkie, Buddha. While making a stop in Richmond, VA, Buddha vanished in a flash. He was stolen.

After a year, John Tomasulo had nearly given up hope of being reunited with his companion that he had taken care of since he was four months old.

Then, out of nowhere, John got a Facebook message from a person saying that they had found Buddha.

How did this good samaritan track John down? Buddha had a microchip.

It's this story that inspired Associated Humane of Tinton Falls to host a free microchip clinic on Sunday, January 27 from 1-3 p.m. at their facility at 2960 Shafto Road.

One microchip per household. Other vaccines will be available at clinic prices as well. Can't make it on January 27? The Monmouth County SPCA at 260 Wall Street in Eatontown will also be holding a microchip clinic on Saturday, January 26 from 1-3 p.m.

Don't risk losing your pet. Get them microchipped, it's free!

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