Pet ID week: technology to reunite you with your lost cat/dog

We've all seen the flyers posted in our neighborhoods; families looking for lost pets.

Veterinarians say your chances of finding your lost pet are a lot better if your dog or cat is micro chipped.

Meathead found a new lease on life, all thanks to a small chip inserted between his shoulders.

"Micro chipping is an outpatient procedure. Some clinics will use a local anesthetic, some don't primarily because it's administered by a needle just like a vaccine. It's a big needle, kind of what a person might get if they have their belly button pierced or some usual place on their body," said Billy Griswold.

For pooches and cats, it's a helpful tool, with an ID number on it.

It helped Meathead find his way back to his owner after he got out of the yard and was run over.

He had some pretty bad head injuries and bruised his lungs.

Dr. Griswold said the chip helped save his life by getting him back home.

"Where the power of the chip lies is in the national database in which you register your contact information. You name your address, your phone number, your email, and more importantly your vets name. So that if you cannot be reached your vet or an alternate can be contacted as well.

It's information that is crucial to getting your pets home.

The Humane Society says more than 10 million dogs and cats are lost every year.
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