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.

 

 

Reunited and it feels so good: Pug mix

Reunited and it feels so good: Pug mix

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Thank you to Aaron and everyone else for your help sharing this adorable Pug’s post. She was successfully reunited today April 8th with her family!

The bond between a human and a pet is amazing.  Thanks for sharing through Facebook and social media.  Together we helped this pup make it home.

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