The tool works by searching the databases of participating companies.It will not return pet owner information contained in the registries’ databases, instead it will identify which registries should be contacted when a lost pet is scanned and a microchip number is identified.) The American Animal Hospital Association does not maintain a database of microchips of its own.It’s like having a cell phone without a phone number.Pet owners need to register their contact information with the microchip provider and keep it up to date.Sometime over the past month or so, Home Again, a lost pet recovery service and microchip provider, reunited their one-millionth pet with the owner.(It was a challenge to tell exactly which pet was the one-millionth recovered because so many pets are found through Home Again — about 10,000 each month!If you want to be proactive about saving your pet’s life, regular veterinary visits, pet insurance and keeping a cat indoors only are certainly high on the list.But the most powerful tool of all could be about the size of a grain of rice: a microchip.
“Our dogs are a part of our family, and very important to us,” says Anita.If you are unable to get the correct information from the top record, work your way down the list.The AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool is NOT a microchip registry—it is an internet-based application to assist in the identification of those registries on which a particular microchip is registered, or otherwise provide the chip’s manufacturer.“I think most people feel that way, which is why I’m such an enthusiastic supporter of microchipping.” Of course, without this service, many of the one million animals recovered through Home Again would have been euthanized. For more information on microchipping, consult your veterinarian.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at pm and is filed under Cats, Dogs.
Enter only the 9, 10 or 15 character microchip number, with no punctuation or spaces.