They're the size of a grain of rice and they can be a lost pet's ticket home. Find out how microchips can help lead to more family reunions.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
In this issue, MouthPieces, a new department designed to help you communicate your messages to the public, addresses the benefits and limitations of microchipping.
International standards are complicating microchipping issues for shelters.
Policies & Programs
The free Internet-based resource is designed to help veterinary hospitals, animal control facilities and shelter staff members reunite lost pets with their owners by checking participating pet recovery services' registries to determine which registry should be contacted. Participating companies include the American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery, HomeAgain by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Petlink by Datamars and resQ by Bayer Animal Health.
This free, one-hour, online course from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is designed for staff at companion animal veterinary clinics and animal shelter organizations in the United States.
Lots of downloadable factsheets on common shelter diseases, sanitation, enrichment for shelter animals and much more.