Katniss disappeared from her home near Beach and North Tarrant Pwky in February 2014. Hours and days of hunting for her turned to weeks and months.. and then the call came. Found in Decatur and taken to a shelter, Katniss was scanned for a micro-chip, and there it was! Current information had been registered, her owner was contacted. Last week.. the first week in April 2015.. over a year after she disappeared, Katniss was home! The joy of her owner can be seen in his face.
Pets that are micro-chipped have a much higher change to return home even if missing for quite some time. Pets not chipped or with obsolete/not current contact information linked to their chip have a much lower change of being returned home, especially if they are not found within a few days. IS YOUR PET CHIPPED? IS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION CURRENT?
Contact Parkside Animal Hospital and your pet can be chipped today!
The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends the use of microchip identification implants to help raise the likelyhood that lost pets will be returned to their owners.
Please view the below video to see the advantages of using microchip identification implants for pets, how they are implanted, and what pet owners should do to keep the information linked to them current and useful to animal rescuers.