The Society is pleased to announce that we have taken a proactive approach to help solve many issues arising from lost pets or poor or missing microchip data. The NEW Home Again microchip, which will be given to all animals adopted from the Society, will now also be available to all pet owners that visit our facilities.
Ten million pets are lost every year. Of those animals, more than 90 percent who do not have identification are never returned to their original owners. Only six percent of pets in the U.S. are microchipped, but only 50 percent of those pets are in the system. Your pet shouldn't become a statistic!
Home Again has introduced a new, more effective microchip. The Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park is offering all pet owners the opportunity to have the NEW Home Again microchip injected into their dog or cat at a reduced price during the month of April.
The NEW Home Again microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It is injected just under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip is entered into a database. When an animal is found, the standard scanner reads the ID number and the veterinarian or shelter matches the number to a pet in the database, reuniting the lost animal with its owner.
Home Again has created a new technologically advanced microchip that includes the following new features:
- An anti-migration device to ensure that the chip stays in place
- The ability to send out an Amber Alert once your animal is lost
- The ability to create ‘Lost Pet’ posters in minutes
- Emergency medical information on the database
- The ability to mobilize a rescue network when traveling
The Society is offering the new microchip to pet owners for $30 for the month of April. After April, walk-in customers will pay $40. The microchip will be available at our shelters in Newark, Tinton Falls and Forked River. To take advantage of this offer, please call ahead to make an appointment.