Alice the Catahoula lives and skates in Winnetka Heights with her owner, Ryan Todd: Danny Fulgencio

Dallas Animal Services has new microchip scanners thanks to four Oak Cliff neighborhood associations. The city pound’s old scanner was about to give out, so the Elmwood Neighborhood Association, Kessler Neighbors United, King’s Highway Conservation District, and the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association chipped in $200 each to buy four new scanners.

“The donations have been made and all four neighborhoods congratulate Dallas Animal Services on having met its goal to ease the pain and heartache felt by pet owners who have lost their pets,” the neighborhood associations stated in a release.

Pets with microchip ID are much likelier than those without to be returned when lost.

Check out the September Advocate for pictures and stories of rescued pets.