Microchip Saves Dog’s Life After He Gets Adopted by Total Jerk

A dog owned by Jason Dotson of Hamilton Co, Ohio reportedly attacked and nearly killed a leashed service dog who was being walked by his owner in October 2015.  The service dog was forced to retire as a result of the attack.  The court ordered Dotson to have his dog killed at the local SPCA. Dotson … Continue reading Microchip Saves Dog’s Life After He Gets Adopted by Total Jerk

NJ Pound Kills Owned, Microchipped Cat Upon Impound

Warning:  There are images of a deceased cat at the links.  They are not graphic but still very sad. *** In 2013, an engaged couple adopted a kitten from a NJ shelter and named him Moe. They completed the adoption paperwork jointly.  After the couple separated, Moe remained with owner Stephanie Radlinger. Moe's microchip contact … Continue reading NJ Pound Kills Owned, Microchipped Cat Upon Impound

Lost, Microchipped Pets – Emphasis on LOST

In theory, microchipping your pet is an excellent way to help get him back home should he ever get lost.  In reality, microchips are useless if the organization taking in lost pets doesn't scan for them or contact the registered owner (and the alternate contacts, if necessary).  There have been a spate of stories recently involving … Continue reading Lost, Microchipped Pets – Emphasis on LOST

Shelter Sold Owned, Microchipped Lost Dog to Strangers While Owner Searched

Jingle and Toby, a pair of Schnauzers owned by Anita Sloan in Bedford, Texas, wandered away when someone accidentally left a gate open at the family's home.  Ms. Sloan raised the pair from pups and considers them family.  She began searching for them immediately, hoping the microchip she had implanted in Jingle would help the … Continue reading Shelter Sold Owned, Microchipped Lost Dog to Strangers While Owner Searched

St Johns Co Kills Lost, Microchipped Service Dog Without Contacting Owners

In December 2014, St Johns Co Department of Animal Control in Florida reports on its website that the facility took in 322 animals, killing 225 of them. Here are a couple of screengrabs from the full report: One of those killed that month was a lost, microchipped pet named Baby Girl whose owners were looking for … Continue reading St Johns Co Kills Lost, Microchipped Service Dog Without Contacting Owners