By Terry Kovarik
A community project by three Algoma girls will give some pet owners peace of mind. Sadie Olejniczak, Bailey Kostka and Xadria Duffeck raised money to buy a portable chip scanner and microchips for the Algoma Police Department. Previously the only scanners available were at local animal clinics during regular business hours. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sara Krouse helped the girls organize the fund raising effort which will now help officers identify lost pets quickly.
Police will hold a walk-in pet microchip clinic on October 27th from noon to 4:00 PM at the Algoma Youth Center on Lake Street. The chips will be available to the first 50 pets for $20 each.