Bringing lost pets home - scanning device

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Bringing lost pets home - scanning device

Post by Mik » Fri, 23 Jul 2004 23:51:45



Bringing lost pets home
Life: Like many other area animal rescue and control groups these
days, technicians at the Millersville, Md., Animal Control facility
routinely check strays with a special scanning device that emits a
low-frequency radio signal.
at http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20040721-110804-3984r.htm

Can this be done with cats?

 
 
 

Bringing lost pets home - scanning device

Post by Nik Simpso » Sat, 24 Jul 2004 00:37:35


Quote:

> Bringing lost pets home
> Life: Like many other area animal rescue and control groups these
> days, technicians at the Millersville, Md., Animal Control facility
> routinely check strays with a special scanning device that emits a
> low-frequency radio signal.
> at http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20040721-110804-3984r.htm

> Can this be done with cats?

Yes, all three of my cats are microchipped, just ask your vet.

--
Nik Simpson

 
 
 

Bringing lost pets home - scanning device

Post by Fan » Sat, 24 Jul 2004 08:38:17


At the shelter where I volunteer all cats and dogs and some small
animals are given this chip. Contrary to what the article said, it is
nothing like a LoJack device for cars, but it is valuable, none the
less..

The article was correct about its effectiveness. Another source for
this chip is your local shelter. We sponsor a clinic several times a
year, where we do this at a reduced price. Perhaps your local shelter
so does this.

I highly recommend it.


Quote:
>Bringing lost pets home
>Life: Like many other area animal rescue and control groups these
>days, technicians at the Millersville, Md., Animal Control facility
>routinely check strays with a special scanning device that emits a
>low-frequency radio signal.
>at http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20040721-110804-3984r.htm

>Can this be done with cats?

 
 
 

Bringing lost pets home - scanning device

Post by Tim Ma » Sat, 24 Jul 2004 10:23:59



Quote:

> Bringing lost pets home
> Life: Like many other area animal rescue and control groups these
> days, technicians at the Millersville, Md., Animal Control facility
> routinely check strays with a special scanning device that emits a
> low-frequency radio signal.
> at http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20040721-110804-3984r.htm

> Can this be done with cats?

Or, for those who have adopted strays and then found out years later
that they were microchipped (but without collars which would have
stopped us from bonding to them!), is there a best way to remove the
microchips for when they are taken to another vet?

Are there vets who will do the operation, or does Felix have to lose a
leg?

--Tim May

 
 
 

Bringing lost pets home - scanning device

Post by Trac » Sun, 25 Jul 2004 00:21:55


Quote:

> Or, for those who have adopted strays and then found out years later
> that they were microchipped (but without collars which would have
> stopped us from bonding to them!), is there a best way to remove the
> microchips for when they are taken to another vet?

> Are there vets who will do the operation, or does Felix have to lose a
> leg?

Don't remove the microchip. Ask the vet to scan the number for you and
then call the company and re-register the chip with your name, address
and contact information.
 
 
 

Bringing lost pets home - scanning device

Post by Wille » Sun, 25 Jul 2004 01:30:26


I would suggest contacting the original owners to let them know that their
kitty is safe and has a good home.
After a few years they I doubt they would expect it to be returned and would
take comfort in knowing it was alive, cared for, and loved.

Willee



Quote:

> > Or, for those who have adopted strays and then found out years later
> > that they were microchipped (but without collars which would have
> > stopped us from bonding to them!), is there a best way to remove the
> > microchips for when they are taken to another vet?

> > Are there vets who will do the operation, or does Felix have to lose a
> > leg?

> Don't remove the microchip. Ask the vet to scan the number for you and
> then call the company and re-register the chip with your name, address
> and contact information.

 
 
 

Bringing lost pets home - scanning device

Post by Tiner » Sun, 25 Jul 2004 06:14:52



Quote:
> At the shelter where I volunteer all cats and dogs and some small
> animals are given this chip. Contrary to what the article said, it is
> nothing like a LoJack device for cars, but it is valuable, none the
> less..

> The article was correct about its effectiveness. Another source for
> this chip is your local shelter. We sponsor a clinic several times a
> year, where we do this at a reduced price. Perhaps your local shelter
> so does this.

> I highly recommend it.


> >Bringing lost pets home
> >Life: Like many other area animal rescue and control groups these
> >days, technicians at the Millersville, Md., Animal Control facility
> >routinely check strays with a special scanning device that emits a
> >low-frequency radio signal.
> >at http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20040721-110804-3984r.htm

> >Can this be done with cats?

When we adopted our female from the shelter they mircochipped her for free.
We inquired about getting our male done but it would cost too much.  They
are apartment cats for now so not much to worry about.   When however we do
move out of our apartment, we will see again about getting our male done.
Both Spayed BTW.

Tina

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