"...a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen."However, many pets go missing as much as *15% of dog and cat owners lost their pets, dogs had higher recovery rates (93%) than cats (75%). Many pet owners who have lost their pets have recovered them through shelters scanning their microchips. *Source: www.mdpi.com
Pet owners can check the information about their pet's registered microchip, CLICK HERE. For those who may not have their pet's microchip number, one can either call their vet's office or take their pet to the vet, local animal shelter, or animal control office to get their microchip scanned.
For those pet owners who have just had just their pet microchipped, and have yet to register their pet's microchip, below is a list of registries to chose from:
- Found Animals--This registry is universal and completely FREE
- Home Again
- AKC Reunite
Have any pet owners reading this post ever had a runaway a pet? Was there a reunion? If so, how?