City Pets® is pleased to announce that we offer the HomeAgain® Pet Recovery Service. HomeAgain requires the implantation of a microchip which offers a permanent, unalterable method of pet identification. Home Again has been responsible for the successful reunion of hundreds of thousands of lost pets with their rightful owners. HomeAgain is an advanced pet identification and retrieval system. A microchip with a unique identification code is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet. This implantation is done with a syringe and the process is similar to giving a vaccine. Microchipping is permanent, completely unalterable, and does not change or harm the appearance of your pet in any way. The procedure is safe, inexpensive, fast and virtually painless for your pet.
This can be done in your home without anesthesia. The unique number embedded in this microchip is then permanently enrolled in the HomeAgain Recovery Service by City Pets®. The microchip number can be read by running a scanner over the location which will then display the unique number. Scanning is a completely painless process. The national database of HomeAgain is open and available 24-hours daily, 365 days a year. When a lost pet is found, it can be scanned at an animal shelter or at a veterinary clinic. The animal's identification number is called into HomeAgain, and the pet owner is notified immediately.
Pets enrolled in the recovery network also receive collar tags to wear with their HomeAgain identification number and the toll-free recovery hotline. The tags alone help identify lost pets, but tags/collars can easily come off. It is the microchip that provides permanent identification that remains in place and functional for your pet's life.
HomeAgain microchips are 15 digit 134 Khz universal microchip which are required for international travel.
At City Pets® we urge you to microchip all of your pets. Many people say to us. "why do I have to microchip my pet?, My pet never goes outside". We feel the reason to microchip your pet is for the unforeseen situation. A microchip provides the fastest method of identification of your pet if it inadvertently gets out of your home in the event of fire, burglary, a natural disaster or even careless entry of maintenance personnel. We urge you to have your pet microchipped on your next well pet exam. Please call us at (212) 581-7387 to discuss this or to schedule an appointment to have your pet microchipped.
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