HomeAgain MicroChipping

June 27, 2014

Why Microchip?

Between six and eight million pets enter animal shelters throughout the United States every year. Without identification, 90 percent of these pets will not return home. A microchip is the only permanent form of identification that cannot be altered or removed.

How is the Microchip Implanted?

The procedure is simple and very similar to a routine shot. A chip, about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted between the pet’s shoulder blades just below the skin. The process takes a few seconds and no anesthetic is required.

How do I Register My Pet’s Microchip?

The first year’s membership is included when you have your pet microchipped. Chase Farm Veterinary Hospital will register the microchip for you. At the end of the first year, you can renew the membership with HomeAgain for $17.99.

What does my annual membership include?

  • 24/7 telephone access to the HomeAgain lost pet specialists:
    These specialists immediately send lost pet alerts to vets, shelters, and rescues within a 25 mile radius from where your pet was lost.
  • Online access to your account to upload a most recent photo and create lost pet flyers
  • 24/7 FREE telephone access to licensed veterinarians and poison control from the ASPCA ($65 value)
  • $500 towards flying your pet home it he/she is lost more than 500 miles away

 

How will I know my pet is found?

When a pet is found, a scanner is used to detect the presence of a microchip. Each chip has a unique number that corresponds with a database. Once your pet is found, HomeAgain contacts you.

For more information, please visit homeagain.com, or contact Chase Farm Veterinary Hospital at 508-993-9935. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about how a microchip will benefit your pet.

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