It's heartbreaking knowing many lost pets in your care may never return home. You see hundreds of lost pets in your facility that are obviously well cared for but not identified. Implementing a microchip and scanning program at your facility can reduce lost pets in your community and increase your return to owner (RTO) rates. AVID® pet recovery solutions help reunite thousands of lost pets with their families every week!
The Pet Identification Problem
How many of your adopting patrons, once they’ve taken the pet from your shelter, will not keep visible identification on their new pet? Some of these adopted pets may become lost and end up back in your shelter. Each year an estimated 3 to 4 million pets are euthanized (Source: ASPCA) and although visual identification such as a collar or custom tag are the easiest solutions to establish identification most pets have no form of identification. Did you know that more pets die because their owners didn't identify them than from all infectious diseases combined? A microchipped pet allows you to contact the owner or alternate, helping your shelter do everything possible to return lost pets to their owners.
Like many municipal shelters, animal control facilities and humane societies across the United States your facility experiences overcrowding and struggles with limited resources. Your facility receives hundreds of lost or displaced pets each week and can only house and care for them for a short period of time. Implementing a microchip and scanning program at your facility can reduce a pets stay to several hours, not days, which saves taxpayers, donors and shelters like yours an average of $120.00 per animal in kennel fees. Shelters do their very best to locate owners, but if a pet has no form of identification, there's not much they can do. Begin protecting the pets in your shelter by implementing a microchip and scanning program at your facility.
AVID Pet Recovery Solutions for Shelters
AVID offers a range of products for implementing a microchipping and scanning program at your facility. AVID is the only company in the world that develops, manufactures, and distributes its own patented microchips and scanners. When you purchase from AVID you get products that are proven safe and effective in reuniting pets with their families. When you choose AVID you get a company that has over 25 years of experience reuniting lost pets with their families. AVID's products are used by municipal shelters, animal control facilities and humane societies across the United States and have helped save millions of lost Pets. AVID's patented technology works and benefits pets, pet owners and your community.
- AVID FriendChip - Microchipping unclaimed pets at your facility is the ideal solution to reducing lost or displaced pets in your community. The AVID FriendChip is designed as an injected medical device to be safe and effective, and to be offered by shelters to benefit pet owners and their community. The implant procedure can be performed during intake, medical processing, and before disposition. A microchipped pet allows you to contact the owner or alternate, helping your organization do everything possible to return lost or displaced pets to their owners.
- AVID Scanners - AVID offers a wide selection of portable scanners that combine portability, versatility and optimum performance in a rugged, lightweight functional design. AVID scanners are the ideal solution to detect microchips during intake, medical processing, and before disposition. When your organization commits to scanning pets during intake and prior to disposition you increase the chances of a successful reunion.
- The AVID Pet Recovery System - The AVID Pet Recovery System makes it easy and economical for your facility to begin offering microchipping and recovery services to pet owners in your community. The AVID Pet Recovery System includes everything your facility needs to start implementing an effective microchipping and scanning program.
- AVID Professional Portal - The portal is a mobile-friendly web application for animal control personnel and designated authorities. The AVID Professional Portal features a PETtrac Lookup Tool that can help increase return to owner rates within your community.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).Web. 24 Oct 2012.