Puppy found in Peabody reunited with family in Florida thanks to a microchip
A 6 month old, 3 pound, female Yorkshire Terrier was found abandoned in a motel room on Route 1 in Peabody. The dog was brought to the stray animal holding facility at Borash Veterinary Clinic on Prospect Street in Peabody, where it was immediately scanned for a microchip. A microchip was found and the owner on file with the microchip registry was notified about the dogs whereabouts. The owner happy to hear that the dog was found safe, and said the young pup named “Roxy” had gone missing from her yard in Florida about a month ago, right after a couple had stopped to ask for directions. How the dog ended up in Peabody is a tale only Roxie can tell! Roxy was flown to Florida to be reunited with her family (a mom and 3 young children)… who all missed her tremendously. We examined her and found her to be in good health, vaccinated her, and prepared a health certificate for the airline. We then had our groomer clip her down because her coat was so severely matted; purchased an airline carrier, and transported the dog to the airport. Roxy boarded a Delta flight in the Pets First cargo area, which was the safest way for her travel unaccompanied, as pets are kept in a climate controlled, pressurized area. The dog’s owner was grateful to the doctors and staff at Borash Veterinary Clinic for their efforts getting her home.
Each year the Borash Veterinary Clinic accepts dozens of stray animals from Beverly and Peabody Animal Control into the hospital for a state mandated seven day hold. The majority of these animals go unclaimed. Animals are evaluated and placed into new homes, or local shelters. Most of the animals that come through are scared, sweet animals that have no tags or identification, are not spayed or neutered, and have some minor behavioral or medical conditions that are treatable. Thankfully we have a high placement rate for the animals through word of mouth from our staff and clients, and from outreach on our facebook page.
Statistics About Lost Pets from Homeagain Microchip
- 1 in 3 pets will get lost during their lifetime
- 10 million pets get lost every year
- Without ID, 90% of lost pets never return home
- HomeAgain reunites 10,000 pets with their owners every month
- Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
- Pet microchips are not tracking devices. They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet.
- All pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their name and the phone number of their owner, a Rabies tag, and a city license tag, (cats should always wear an identification tag, but make sure the collar is a “breakaway” collar, designed to unsnap if your cat becomes tangled somewhere.
- But only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read.
- Microchips carry only a unique identification number, your personal information is not stored in the chip.
- If your pet gets lost and is taken to a vet clinic or animal shelter, your pet will be scanned for a microchip to reveal his unique ID number. That number will be called into the pet recovery service, and you will be contacted using the contact information on file with your pet’s microchip.
- It is vital to register your pets microchip and keep your contact information up to date so that you can be reached.