Universal Microchip Lookup Tool (AAHA)

Combined with a collar and current name tag, a microchip increases the likelihood of a lost pet being safely reunited with its owner. However, even with a microchip scanner, identifying the correct pet recovery registry to contact can be challenging.

To alleviate the guesswork for veterinary hospitals, animal control facilities and shelter staff members, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has created the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool, a free, internet-based resource that assists with microchip identification; helping reunite pets and owners by checking participating pet recovery services’ registries to determine which registry should be contacted.

AAHA and the Coalition for Reuniting Pets and Families encourage all veterinary practices, shelters and animal control facilities to bookmark www.petmicrochiplookup.org, and use it every time a lost pet is scanned.

Published: February 9, 2010;    Updated:

Filed Under: Medical

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

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