You may think that your pet is protected from getting lost. But accidents happen, and some things like hurricanes and other natural disasters are out of your control. In fact, one in three pets will become lost during their lifetime. And according to the American Humane Association, only about 17 percent of lost dogs and two percent of lost cats ever find their way back to their original owners. Almost 4 million pets are euthanized every year because their owners can't be found in time if a shelter cannot determine a pet's owner or medical history. Tags can be scratched and faded and collars can slip off but with a microchip, your pet's identification is always with them. Microchipping involves implanting a small chip, the size of a grain of rice, underneath the skin between the shoulder blades...simple and virtually painless!
To help give your pet the best chance of being identified should he ever become lost, have him implanted with the HomeAgain microchip. Ask about this at your next exam!
Benefits from registering your microchip include:
Proactive Pet Recovery helps you look for your pet. HomeAgain sends out lost pet alerts to veterinarians, shelters, and PetRescuers surrounding the area in which your pet was lost. HomeAgain also allows you to easily create a "Lost Pet" poster that you can print and post in the neighborhood
24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance through the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline (a $55 value, free to HomeAgain members)
Complimentary Lost Pet Medical Insurance covers your lost pet for up to $3,000 of emergency medical treatment (less a $50 deductible) for injuries your pet suffers while lost, upon proof of a lost pet incident. Once enrolled in HomeAgain, call to activate your pet's insurance coverage.
Pet ID Cards with pet's name, microchip number, photo, vet information and emergency clinic contact information to carry in your wallet
For more information, go to www.homeagain.com