The El Paso Fire Department along with Animal Services is making it easier to find a lost pet in El Paso.

El Paso Fire Stations are now able to scan lost animals by scanning for a microchip. Both the El Paso Fire Department and Animal Services are joining forces to help reunite residents with their lost pets.

Lost pets can now be taken into any of the 34 fire stations in El Paso so that they can get scanned for free any time of day, 24/7 and be reunited with their owner. This is especially helpful as the 4th of July nears. According to the Animal Service Center, the 4th of July holiday is when there is an upsurge of lost pets. Last year during the month of July at least 2,800 animals were taken to Animal Services after being found lost.

Apart from visiting any of the El Paso Fire Stations, residents will also be able to scan lost pets at the Safety Health Outreach Center at 5415 Trowbridge, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To view a list of all fire station locations, visit EPFire.org.