Just think how many times you have visited your local market or favorite coffee shop and noticed all the flyers for lost pets, not to mention the flyers posted on utility polls through out your neighbor hood and the notices on social media.  It tears at your heart knowing at any moment your dog pet could be next.

One of SFGN’s advertisers, Dr. Pierre Bland is now offering an affordable aid to help your pet return home safely. PROJECT MICROCHIP has the goal of registering 1000 pets in our community with the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service in the next 12 months. 

PROJECT MICROCHIP kicks off Saturday, October 22 with the Pet Blessing Event at the United Church Of Christ , 2501 NE 30th Street, Ft. Lauderdale. The event will be from 2:00 PM -5:00 PM. All pets and their owners are welcomed.

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The cost of enrolling your pet with PROJECT MICROCHIP is $20.00, which covers lifetime enrollment with the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service.

The HomeAgain® Pet Recovery Service is a permanent, unalterable method of pet identification responsible for the successful reunion of more than 200,000 lost pets with their rightful owners.

HomeAgain is an advanced pet identification and retrieval system utilizing microchip technology.  A microchip with a unique identification code is implanted under the skin between the shoulders of the pet and the pet is enrolled in the HomeAgain Recovery Service. 

HomeAgain maintains a national database and is available 24-hours daily, 365 days a year.  When a lost pet is found, it can be scanned at an animal shelter or the clinic of most veterinarians, since microchip scanners are ubiquitous at most veterinary clinics.  The animal’s identification number is called into HomeAgain, and the pet owner is notified immediately.

The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and you cannot see the microchip after it is implanted in the dog, cat, bird, or any other pet.  The procedure is simple and similar to administering a vaccine.

Like many other veternarians, Dr. Bland enthusiastically encourages owners to implant a microchip in their pets,:”A pet with an ID is a pet that can be shown the way home when lost,” he advises.

Pets enrolled in the recovery network also receive collar tags to wear with their HomeAgain identification number and the toll-free recovery hotline. A microchip provides permanent identification that remains in place and functional for the life of the implanted animal. 

Currently, more than two and a quarter million pets microchipped with HomeAgain are enrolled with the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service.  As a result, pet recoveries as a result of the HomeAgain microchip have grown to an average of 7,000 per month in the U.S.

For more information call 954 673-8579.