Reuniting Lost Pets

Reuniting Lost Pets

Did you know that about one out of three pets will go missing in their lifetime?  Statistics show that 90% of pets will not be reunited with their family, if they do not have a form of identification.  At Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital we recognize the incredible bond that people share with their pet. We also know how devastating it can be to lose a pet. Our goal is to help to reunite pets with their families.  As a way of helping, we have created a page on our website that is dedicated to lost and/or found pets. Every time we receive a report that a pet has been lost and/or found our team posts the pet’s information.

If you have lost your pet or have found a pet:

One way to make sure your pet is identified is micro chipping. A microchip, a permanent form of identification, is a small chip the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted between the pet’s shoulder blades.  It is very quick and painless process.  The microchip is inserted with a syringe and is similar to the “pinch” of a vaccine with no surgery required. Most veterinary offices offer micro-chipping. As soon as someone finds a lost pet they can go to any veterinary office or police station, where a scanner is used to check for a microchip. If a microchip is found, the scanner displays a specific identification number. The number is then located in a database containing the pet’s and owner’s information.  Microchipping has helped to reunite more than one million pets with their families.  Join us as we help to reunite lost pets.

 

 

HomeAgain – Reuniting Pets and People

HomeAgain – Reuniting Pets and People

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HomeAgain Mircochips has a special page dedicated on their website to the found pets.  It is important for us to celebrate with pet owners when they are relocated with their owners.  It is such a special time for both the pet and the pet owner.  Here is a link to the website if you would like to read more about reuniting pet owners.

The HomeAgain Microchip service has additional services available in their subscription service.  Here are the services that come with your activation fee.

  • 24/7 Pet Emergency Help … Your HomeAgain membership can help you provide emergency care when your beloved Cocker Spaniel has gobbled his way through a chocolate bar or when your sweet Siamese has tipped over the bathroom garbage and managed to eat some dental floss. These situations, and others, are what our pet Emergency Medical Hotline is trained to manage. We’ll coach you through the necessary pet emergency response protocol, so you can take the critical next steps to get your dog or cat out of potential life-threatening situation ASAP!
  • HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database … Microchips are designed to last your pet’s entire lifetime. Once enrolled, they link to a permanent record of your owner information – which is important to keep up-to-date so you can be reached when your lost pet is found.  Your pet’s microchip ID code, just like your pet, is one of a kind. When your lost pet is taken to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, they will scan your pet for a microchip and will read its unique code.
  • Pet Recovery from over 500 miles away … Lost pets can end up very far from home, and this happens more than you would think. Some lost cats and dogs have been recovered over a 1,000 miles away—safe, healthy, and missing their families! HomeAgain can make those long-distance reunions more feasible by helping you cover the pet travel fees necessary to fly your dog or cat back home.

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