Kids Corner Archive April 2012

 

Lost Pet Awareness Month

 

Are you a good detective?

 

What would you do if your pet was lost?

 

Do you know how you can find out who a pet
belongs to if he/she is lost?

You could:

A) ask people you know if they know who owns the pet
B) post a picture of the pet around your neighborhood to see if anyone claims the pet
C) or you could take the pet to a veterinarian to scan for a microchip!

 

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a radio-frequency identification (RFID) implant about the size of a grain of rice that provides permanent ID for your pet if he becomes lost.

 

How big is the microchip?

As you can see in these pictures,
the size of the microchip is very small

Once the microchip has been
found in the pet, it can be
traced to the owner by the special
Id number through the Pet Recovery Service.

Have you ever seen a microchip scanner?

It is a device that you use to scan a dog/cat
to see if there is a microchip inside of them. If there
was one implanted, the scanner will find it ! Isn’t that cool?

 

You can implant a HomeAgain microchip

in a dog or cat…

 

 

 

The HomeAgain microchip is a lost pet’s best chance

of finding his way home.

 

Here are some additional resources for you and

your parents ! Check out the Pet Detective game…………

 

Lost Dog Safety Scramble
Word Search Maze Puppy Coloring

 

 

High Technology: Identifying Lost Pets with Microchips

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/microchips.html

 

 

PJ Pride : Pet Detective

Everyone fears the worst when local pets go missing ! Help PJ
recover the missing pets and return them to their frantic owners !

http://games.animal.discovery.com/realgames/pj-pride-pet-detective.aspx

 

 

 

Click on the pictures to get the info !