Googling for Lost Pets

Microchip technology has been used for years to help keep track of pets, but it’s certainly not a fool-proof way to recover a lost pet. Now there’s a way to use a simple Google search to locate the owner of a lost pet, and arrange for a safe and speedy reunion.

Save This Life – a company that’s been in the high-tech pet recovery business for years – has enhanced its system to make the best use of modern web-search technology.

According to the company, microchip companies traditionally use a recovery process that involves calling a toll free number on a lost pet’s tag (assuming the number is legible) and asking an operator for the contact information of the person who owns the lost pet.

This can be a somewhat tedious process for all concerned, so Save This Life came up with a new approach.

With its newest system, Save This Life includes a microchip number, which allows Good Samaritans who find a lost pet to simply Google the number online to be put directly in touch with the lost pet’s owner.

The pet owner receives a GPS map of the pet finder’s actual location, along with a message that the pet finder has sent. It’s a direct, and fast process.

Save This Life said that its chips are readable by all universal scanners, and embedded in a bio-thermal glass encapsulation for easy injection into a pet’s body.

Save This Life said it also sends out free Lost Pet Alerts to the shelters and rescues within a 25 mile radius of where a lost pet was last seen and a Lost Pet Alert Poster to the pet owner.

We’ve all read stories of lost dogs walking for hundreds of miles, and finding their way back home. However, these tear-jerking stories are the exception to the rule, since many lost pets never make it back home. With this technology, they stand a better chance.

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