Pet Owners

Did you know approximately 6 to 8 million pets enter animal shelters in the U.S. every year? Developed by a veterinarian, The Avid FriendChip™ permanently identifies your pet and provides a direct link to you through PETtrac, Avid's pet recovery service. The Avid FriendChip and the PETtrac Global Recovery Network reunites thousands of lost pets with their families every week!

Protect Your Pet

A lost dog waits for his owner at a local shelterHow many pet owners believe their pet will never get lost? “My pet won’t get lost” or “My pet never leaves the yard”. That's what many pet owners think until the door or gate is left open, or worse, a hurricane, tornado, or fire ravages their community. In fact, one in three pets will become lost in their lifetime. Each year thousands of pets are displaced from natural disasters; many of these displaced pets never return home. How many lost pet flyers have you seen or even posted in your own community? Did you know that a family pet is lost every few seconds? That's millions of lost pets every year!

Don't wait until it's too late. Overcrowded shelters have limited resources and can only house new arrivals for a short period of time. Shelters receive hundreds of lost or displaced pets each week and are forced to make hard decisions when pets have no form of identification. Shelters do their very best to locate owners, but if your pet has no form of identification, there's not much they can do. Discuss the microchip with your veterinarian today.

Sources

"HSUS Pet Overpopulation Estimates."
The Humane Society of the United States.N.p., 23 2009. Web. 24 Oct 2012.
http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/overpopulation_estimates.html