Did you know that about one out of three pets will go missing in their lifetime? Statistics show that 90% of pets will not be reunited with their family, if they do not have a form of identification. At Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital we recognize the incredible bond that people share with their pet. We also know how devastating it can be to lose a pet. Our goal is to help to reunite pets with their families. As a way of helping, we have created a page on our website that is dedicated to lost and/or found pets. Every time we receive a report that a pet has been lost and/or found our team posts the pet’s information.
If you have lost your pet or have found a pet:
One way to make sure your pet is identified is micro chipping. A microchip, a permanent form of identification, is a small chip the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted between the pet’s shoulder blades. It is very quick and painless process. The microchip is inserted with a syringe and is similar to the “pinch” of a vaccine with no surgery required. Most veterinary offices offer micro-chipping. As soon as someone finds a lost pet they can go to any veterinary office or police station, where a scanner is used to check for a microchip. If a microchip is found, the scanner displays a specific identification number. The number is then located in a database containing the pet’s and owner’s information. Microchipping has helped to reunite more than one million pets with their families. Join us as we help to reunite lost pets.