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Old 12-24-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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My friend had a dog that was found after 4 years in Texas (we're in California). All because of the microchip. It was on the local news when she went to the airport to pick up her dog.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: California
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A feel good story this morning! Micro-chipping works!


Lost family dog makes it home in time for Christmas | TOP STORIES | KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas (http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou081224_mp_lost-dog-returns-home.29bce0d.html - broken link)
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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All my cats are chipped. I am a little miffed at the new 'yearly' charge though. My previous cats were chipped for a one time fee ($20), but for my newest cat they want my credit card number and want to charge $14.95 a year (in addition to what I paid the shelter to implant the chip). I am looking for an alternative way to register him, even if it means re-chipping him through a different company.
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Yea, the whole charging you a yearly fee is ridiculous. Our vet says there are ways around that, and I will find out on Monday what that is. I refuse to pay a yearly fee for something that should be a one time charge.

And we've made the decision to have our puppy microchipped, so dogs are not the issue. Seems like most of the stories above are regarding dogs, and I just wanted to know if people did cats as well.
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: California
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Yea, the whole charging you a yearly fee is ridiculous. Our vet says there are ways around that, and I will find out on Monday what that is. I refuse to pay a yearly fee for something that should be a one time charge.

And we've made the decision to have our puppy microchipped, so dogs are not the issue. Seems like most of the stories above are regarding dogs, and I just wanted to know if people did cats as well.
At least with Avid, it is a one time fee...$25 for the chip, $25 to register. It may have come down in the last few yrs. Like I said...all 5 of mine are chipped. What's the difference cat or dog? Lost is lost...anything to help reunite animal with rightful owner is got to be a good thing
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The only reason I am concerned about the cat is because she is a Sphynx and weighs 1 lb. She is completely hairless and we are worried that it will hurt her. The dog is well over 20 lbs at this point, so it's not so much a worry. I just don't want the poor kitten to be in any kind of pain.

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Old 12-25-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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Random thought: imagine your pet gets lost and you can't find it, whereas if it was chipped you probably would have. The next day it wonders onto a highway and causes some grandma to instinctively swerve out of her lane to avoid hitting it, triggering a 50-car pile-up. Do you share any responsibility?
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
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Has anyone microchipped their cat? We're going next week to do our dog and are thinking of bringing the cat along. Both cat and dog are 4 months old. I'm afraid that it will hurt the kitty. I only know people that had their dogs done and am curious how a cat responds to it and if it's even worth it. She never goes outside, but things happen (maintenace guy leaving the door open, etc.). Any thoughts?

Microchipping your pet is morally wrong! Do you want someone mircochipping you?
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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I wold never chip my cats and they always come home. In fact I got lucky since mine don't leave the yard. The chips can cause cancer and if we allow our pets to get it, guess whos next? Every living creature will have to be chipped....freekin scary stuff! Talk about big brother!
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Has anyone microchipped their cat? We're going next week to do our dog and are thinking of bringing the cat along. Both cat and dog are 4 months old. I'm afraid that it will hurt the kitty. I only know people that had their dogs done and am curious how a cat responds to it and if it's even worth it. She never goes outside, but things happen (maintenace guy leaving the door open, etc.). Any thoughts?
no, it won't hurt the cat. Our oldest, the first one we adopted was microchipped. Sometime i am thinking of having our other cats microchipped, just in case they slip out the door when we don't know it.
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