WildBill wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:10 am
Erik - I just wanted to thank you and your wife for providing the low cost micro chipping service.
We do it, because, we would want someone to do it for us.
I was hooked, from the very first time I scanned a lost pup, found a chip, called the registration company got owner contact info and called the owner to say.."Are you missing a dog? Yes? OK she is safe, with me and the finder, lets get her home"
I drive a diesel eating truck thousands of miles a year just doing chipping and scanning, more thousands doing transports. We spent $1600 on two scanners, fronted $1000 for chips we sell at cost, spent countless hours on a computer and phone hunting down pet owners, pay for search services, DMV checks so I can find folks. Sat for hours in the sun to gain a lost pups trust so we could rescue, crossed busy roads and highways so I can scan a deceased animal , hoping it has a chip, updated ed info, dreading making the call to an owner...knowing Id want that call over not knowing..
And its worth it every time I get to make that call again. Chips work...
Of note MANY places that implant microchips, Vets, rescues Animal control facilities and others DO NOT REGISTER THE CHIP FOR YOU... Likely they told you that but you did not understand, did not hear, or did but just ready to pay the bill and be home.
We get hundreds of chip scans a year where we find a chip, but it was never registered. PLEASE make sure your chip has been registered and the contact info is updated. Many times I can still find an owner, nut know, registration company, vets, shelters will not make that effort. They will call the phone number listed and if it is out of date, that is it, or at best they will send a letter to the resisted address.
Your fur kids ability to get home rests on a chip properly implanted, the pet parent doing the proper thing after implantation, from keeping the pet calm for 24 hours after chipping, to having the chip checked yearly all the way to accurate and complete contact info on the pet registered profile.
That is passion and concern coming though, please..Not lecture.