Microchipping


HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery System

 

Your pet is an important member of the family and unfortunately millions of pets are lost or stolen each year.  To help prevent pet loss, East Side Animal Hospital offers HomeAgain® microchipping, an advanced lost pet recovery system that reunites pets with their families.


Why Have your Pet Microchipped and Enrolled with HomeAgain® ?

 

  • 10 million pets get lost every year.
  • More than 90% of pets lost without ID are never returned – many are euthanized.
  • Less than 10% of pets in the U.S. are microchipped.
  • An estimated 135 million pets do not have a microchip.
  • Microchipping is a permanent, entirely unalterable form of pet identification.
  • Shelters, humane societies and veterinarians are using microchip scanners in ever-increasing numbers.
  • Microchipping is inexpensive, safe, fast and virtually painless for a pet.


From Placement to Recovery: How the HomeAgain® System Works

 

Placement 
The HomeAgain® microchip is a tiny, rice-sized device encoded with a unique, permanent identification number. The device itself is implanted by Dr. Marsch just under the skin between the shoulders. Insertion is quick and virtually painless with no anesthetic or further treatment required.

Enrollment
East Side Animal Hospital takes care of enrollment for you!  Once the HomeAgain® microchip has been implanted in your pet, our staff completes your pet’s HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service enrollment form and mails this form to the HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service.

Tagging
East Side Animal Hospital will also provide you with a special yellow tag to attach to your pet’s collar. This promptly alerts any animal shelter or veterinarian that your pet has a microchip and is enrolled in the HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service database.

Stay in Touch
Always make sure that your contact information is accurate and up to date. Visit HomeAgain’s website or call 1-866-466-3242 in the event you move, obtain a new telephone number or change veterinarians. Keeping your contact information updated is absolutely essential in the event your pet becomes lost.

For Life
You’ve made a lifetime commitment to your pet, and HomeAgain® makes the same to you. With no batteries or energy source, the microchip is activated only when a scanner reads it. The scanner provides the microchip with the power necessary to transmit the unique code that identifies your pet. Since the microchip needs no power itself, it will transmit the unique ID code for the life of your pet.

Recovery Services
The HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service’s database contains information on more than 6 million pets, with thousands of new enrollments each month. The program is dedicated to reuniting pets with their owners—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thanks to the HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service, more than 500,000 lost pets have been recovered.

With Microchipping, Peace of Mind Comes Easy
Visit East Side Animal Hospital and have your pet microchipped and enrolled in HomeAgain® today. Talk to Dr. Marsch or any one of our qualified staff members about the benefits and importance of pet microchipping and enrollment.

We know you love your pets and that they represent an important part of your life. Microchipping with HomeAgain® is not only an essential part of responsible pet care, helping to decrease the number of unclaimed pets winding up in shelters, but also makes it easier to reunite you with a very special friend should you become separated.

To report a lost or found animal, contact the HomeAgain® Lost Pet Recovery Service by calling 1-866-466-3242 or visiting www.homeagain.com

 

HomeAgain is a registered trademark of Intervet Inc. or an affiliate.