You may think that your pet is protected from getting lost.
But accidents happen, and some things - like hurricanes and other natural disasters - are out of your control.
In fact, one in three pets will become lost during their lifetime.
And according to the American Humane Association, only about 17 percent of lost dogs and two percent of lost cats ever find their way back to their original owners.
Almost 4 million pets are euthanized every year because their owners can't be found in time - if a shelter cannot determine a pet's owner, the pet may be euthanized in as few as three days.
To help give your pet the best chance of being identified should he ever become lost, have him implanted with the HomeAgain microchip.
Tags and collars are a good start - they're certainly better than no ID at all - but they aren't 100 percent dependable. Tags can fade, rust, or get scratched, making them impossible to read.
Collars can tear or slip off, or get caught on something while your pet is wandering.
With the HomeAgain microchip, on the other hand, your pet's source of identification is always available.
To microchip your pet, a veterinarian injects a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice just under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip is then entered into the HomeAgain database.
When a lost pet is found, any animal hospital, shelter, or humane society can use a special handheld microchip scanner to read our microchip's unique ID number.
The veterinarian or shelter then contacts the HomeAgain database. The database matches the number to a name and phone number, reuniting the lost pet with its owner.
Maximize your pet's chances of recovery by
enrolling in HomeAgain today.
HomeAgain. Always looking out for your pet.
Using a tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice, HomeAgain connects you and your pet to a comprehensive pet recovery service that includes:
Proactive Pet Recovery helps you look for your pet. HomeAgain sends out lost pet alerts to veterinarians, shelters, and Pet Rescuers surrounding the area in which your pet was lost.
HomeAgain also allows you to easily create a "Lost Pet" poster that you can print and post in the neighborhood
24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance through the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline (a $55 value, free to HomeAgain members)
Medical Insurance for Lost Pets is now available with your annual HomeAgain membership. Offered by PetFirst Healthcare, it covers up to $3,000 (less a $50 deductible) of medical treatment for injuries your pet suffers while lost, upon proof of a lost pet incident. Coverage is not automatic - once enrolled in HomeAgain, call PetFirst to activate your pet's Lost Pet Medical Insurance coverage.
Pet ID Cards with pet's name, microchip number, photo, vet information and emergency clinic contact information to carry in your wallet
Think your pet won't get lost? One in three will.
Be prepared with the HomeAgain microchip. To date, HomeAgain is responsible for reuniting more than 400,000 pets with their owners.
We can insert a microchip into your dog or cat at any time.
Anesthesia is not needed The total cost is $32 including registration and all the extras. The microchip is for life and so is registration. Most of the other services such as paying for ads and pictures in local papers, insurance, etc are covered for the first year... after that there's an optional $15 yearly fee.
Those extra services include:
Immediate engagement of a vast network of professionals actively looking for your pet if he or she should become lost
Email alerts (including your pet's picture) instantly sent to shelters, vet clinics, and other members of the HomeAgain network where your pet was lost or near your home
Trained counselors to assist you in your pet's recovery
A "lost pet poster" with your pet's picture that you can post in the neighborhood to aid the search for your pet
Medical Insurance for Lost Pets is available with your annual HomeAgain membership through PetFirst Healthcare. It covers up to $3,000 (less a $50 deductible) of medical treatment for injuries your pet suffers while lost, upon proof of a lost pet incident. This coverage is not automatic - once enrolled in HomeAgain, call PetFirst to activate your pet’s Lost Pet Medical Insurance coverage
The HomeAgain Advantage
The number one cause of pet death is from being lost. Hundreds of pets are euthanized at our county shelter EACH MONTH. Many others get hit by cars, die of injuries, illness, and starvation. Some are luckier and get taken in by nice people. Others get taken in by not so nice people.
But the recovery rate for pets with Home Again microchips is over 90%
Please get your pet microchipped using the best microchip in the business.
Getting a microchip is more likely to get your lost pet back than anything else. but that doesn't mean you shouldn't also have other forms of ID:
Rabies tags: besides being required by state law, if your lost pet has a rabies tag and collar, it's easy to track you down. The only problem is that a lot of pets, especially cats don't wear a collar or tag and they can get lost or removed. Another minor problem is that people have to wait until business hours to find out who the pet belongs too.
Custom ID tags with your phone number on it: These are nice and we have an ID engraving machine at our office, if you'd like to buy one from us.
Grooming: A well cared for pet lets everyone know that it's a loved pet and they are more likely to make an effort to find an owner.
Tattoos: These are good for proving a pet is yours but not very effective at finding them in the first place. And it's hard to find a pet tattoo artist.