This Dog is Lost in Maine: Can You Help Find Her Home?
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This sweet girl was picked up by the York Police recently. She was running down North Village Road. She does not have a microchip or collar. She is being well cared for at the Kittery Animal Hospital.
I have such respect for those that work with animals. This hospital in Kittery not only provides compassionate care for animals in need but also has adoption options too.
I hope this lost dog finds her forever home.
Should I get my pet microchipped?
The American Kennel Club says that one in three pets gets lost at some point in their lives. That alone should make you chip your dog (or cat). It doesn't hurt. It's a radio-frequency identification transponder that has an identification number and is roughly the size of a grain of rice. When it's scanned by a vet or shelter, it transmits the ID number. There’s no battery, no power required, and no moving parts. It's injected under the loose skin between your dog’s shoulder blades and can be done in your vet’s office. It's like a vaccination.
Getting the microchip is step one.
That chip won’t do anything until you register it with a national pet recovery database. Different recovery services have access to different microchip databases and technology. Enter things like a cell number and landline (work?) so that you don't miss that call! If any of that changes, don't forget to change it with the registry!
Your pet is a member of your family. Do what you can to keep them safe. If you know who this lost girl belongs to, please have them contact the Kittery Animal Hospital. That sweet face needs to go home...