National Microchipping Month


LAURA: WELCOME BACK. BESIDES THE START OF SUMMER, JUNE IS ALSO NATIONAL MICRO-CHIPPING MONTH. RYAN: IT CAN HELP KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE IF THEY EVER WANDER OFF. WE HAVE THE HUMANE SOCIETY AMBASSADOR HERE WITH THE DETAILS OF WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE. LAURA: TALK ABOUT MICROCHIP CHIPPING. WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER? YES, BECAUSE EACH YEAR MILLIONS OF PETS END UP IN CITY SHELTERS. GENERALLY, AFTER ABOUT A WEEK, IF THEY ARE NOT CLAIMED, THEY END UP BEING EUTHANIZED. NOW IN THE U.S., WE HAVE SOME BETWEEN 2 MILLION AND 3 MILLION ANIMALS EUTHANIZED EACH YEAR. MOST PEOPLE, IF THEIR PET IS LOST, THEY WANT TO FIND THEIR PET. ONE MICRO CHIPPING, YOU GREATLY INCREASE THE CHANCES OF YOUR PET BEING FOUND IF IT IS LOST. LAURA: HOW DOES IT WORK? I THINK THERE IS A MISCONCEPTION THAT IT IS GPS TRACKING. IT IS NOT GPS. IT IS NOT GPS. IT IS NOT RECORD HEALTH INFORMATION AT WHAT A MICROCHIP IS IS A TINY LITTLE ELECTRONIC BEAD THE SIZE OF A GRAIN OF RICE THAT IS AND CAN’T — THAT IS ENCAPSULATED IN GLASS. WHEN SCANNED, IT GIVES A NUMBER. AN OWNER HAS TO REGISTER A MICROCHIP ONLINE AFTER THEIR PET IS MICROCHIPPED. THAT NUMBER WILL COME UP IF YOUR DOG OR CAT IS FOUND AT A SHELTER AND IF THE ANIMAL IS SCANNED FOR THE MICROCHIP. RYAN: IS THIS SOMETHING PEOPLE SHOULD DO FOR JUST DOGS ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PETS? IT IS GENERALLY DONE FOR A DOG OR CAT OR DO YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT WHEN A CAT IS LOST , A CAT BEING FOUND BY ITS OWNER IS ONLY 2% AND A DOG 20%. THIS MONTH, THE AMERICAN HUMANE — I AM AN ABBASID ARE — AND THE CAN — I AM AND AMBASSADOR — AND THE CONNECTICUT HUMANE SOCIETY ARE PARTNERING TOGETHER, OFFERING PEOPLE MICRO-CHIPPING OF THE PETS FOR $54 , A REALLY GREAT DEAL BUT IS SO WELL WORTH IT. ANOTHER THING TO REMEMBER, GENERALLY WHEN A PET IS LOST, WHEN THEY ARE FOUND, THEY DO NOT HAVE A COLLAR ON AND HAVE NO IDENTIFICATION, SO THE MICROCHIP IS THE ONLY THING —

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