Kingsbrook Animal Hospital's Blog: Microchipping Update

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Microchipping Update

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has introduced a free online lookup tool that instantly provides the manufacturer's contact number for most microchips produced in the United States.

In a study of 53 animal shelters, approximately 75% of the owners of microchipped stray pets were found. The most common reason owners could not be located was incorrect or disconnected telephone numbers.

New technology can never fix the age-old problem of out-of-date registration information, so don't forget to update your information if you move or get a new phone number.

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