Microchipping is Permanent Pet
The HomeAgain® Microchip Identification system
is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification
designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with
their owners. Over 10 million pets become lost each year.* 1 out
of every 3 pets is lost during its lifetime, and only 1 in 10
lost pets is found. ** The HomeAgain® Microchip Identification
System is a proven way to successfully recover your pet if it
should become lost.
IS MICROCHIPING SAFE?
Microchipping is Safe, Simple, and Effective
No bigger than a grain of rice, the HomeAgain
microchip is a small, sterile transponder that contains a unique
ID code capable of being read by a compatible scanner. The
microchip’s biocompatible material is extremely safe for the
animal. The HomeAgain microchip is a passive device. It requires
no battery and remains inactive until it is scanned.
NEW PET? OLD FRIEND?
owners agree, the major benefit of HomeAgain is Peace of Mind.
Anesthesia is not necessary for implantation.
Consider having your pet microchipped during a scheduled
procedure or check up. Microchipping your pet with HomeAgain
takes just seconds, is relatively painless and is recommended
for dogs and cats of all breeds and ages. It is safe for puppies
and kittens, as well as older pets who may wander away from
HOW DO RECOVERIES HAPPEN?
24/7 Database Access
When you enroll your microchipped pet in the
AKC Companion Animal Recovery’s nationwide recovery database,
your contact information is safely stored until it is needed to
reunite you with your pet. A professional recovery team
maintains the database 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and
notifies you as soon as your pet’s ID number is called into the
24-hour recovery hotline. Animal clinics and shelters scan lost
animals and call the AKC
companion Animal Recovery unit to report a found pet. Currently,
with the HomeAgain Microchip Identification System, a successful
recovery occurs approximately every 15 minutes.
A PLACE FOR YOU AND YOUR PET ON THE INTERNET
Free Online Benefits
HomeAgain uses the Internet to provide you
with unique opportunities. Once your pet has been microchipped
with HomeAgain and enrolled with the AKC Companion Animal
Recovery unit, you are eligible for free membership on the
HomeAgainID.com website. Registered users receive pet
related news and feature articles, a monthly newsletter, and an
online database for storing your pets health information. Look
for more important services like these in the future.
*The National Humane Society
** The National Council of Pet Population Study and Policy
RESPONSIBLE PET CARE
With microchip identification, a pet that is
lost can be shown the way
The case for having your pet implanted with a microchip is a
strong one, as the statistics show that microchipping is the
best, most reliable method of permanently identifying your pet.
More than 5,877,300 people have discovered just
how true this is, as their pets were returned to them thanks to
microchip identification; don't let your pet become just another
Having a microchip ID tag installed is one of
the simplest forms of permanent identification. The benefits of
a microchip ID far outweigh the costs - a few dollars hurts far
less than the pain of losing a beloved friend.
The case for having your pet microchipped is
a strong one, as the facts do not lie:
- 30-60% of lost pets in shelters are
euthanized because they cannot be properly identified and
returned to their owner.
- Only about 14% of dogs and 4% of cats
who end up in shelters are returned to their rightful
- Less than 25% of all animals that enter
shelters are adopted by new owners.
- About 2 million pets that are reported
missing each year may be victims of theft.
- Collar tags are a great way to identify
lost pets and reunite them with their owners, but they can
easily come off or be removed.
- Tattoos are difficult to remove from an
animal, but they are still not 100% reliable. Tattoos can be
altered, fade, or blur, and are not always easy to read.
- Reading a microchip is far easier than
trying to read the tattoo of a frightened stray animal.
- Microchipping is permanent, completely
unalterable, and does not change or harm the appearance of
the animal in any way.
- There are about 20,000 microchip
scanners currently in use by shelters, veterinarians, and
municipal organizations around the country.
- The procedure is safe, inexpensive, fast
and virtually painless for the animal.
Microchipping has proven in a very short time
to be the most effective means of providing your pet with
permanent identification. The numbers don't lie.
- Approximate number of dogs in the US:
- Approximate number of cats in the US:
- Number of pets entering animal shelters
each year: 8-10 million
- Number of pets that are euthanized each
year: 4-5 million
- Percentage of pets in animal shelters
that are either returned to their owners or adopted out to
new families: less than 25%
- Number of pets that have HomeAgain
microchip identification: 2,765,526
- Approximate number of microchip scanners
currently in use by shelters and veterinarians: 20,000
- Number of pets recovered thanks to their
microchip ID's: 258,03
American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA)
2001-2002 National Pet Owners Survey.