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Pet Tags and Microchips

Every year, thousands of pets end up in shelters, separated from their care-taking families, sometimes at no fault at all.  Pets can run away in thunderstorms, during fireworks displays, or many other kinds of loud events.  Pets can also be separate from their owners because of natural disasters like floods and high wind events.  Pets found by strangers and authorities can end up in shelters.  Most shelters are managed by caring volunteers and professionals, but they can only do so much.


No matter how a pet has been lost, the best way to ensure that they come home is through the use of pet tags and the relatively new technology of pet microchip implants.  These solutions are an easily available and affordable way to help prevent pets from getting permanently lost and needing rescue.  The Briard Rescue Trust supports the use of the latest technologies–including micro-chipping–to keep Briards safe.  You can learn more about tags and pet microchips at the AKC Unite page of the American Kennel Club, or ask your veterinarian for more information.


A Microchip Overview

Pet tags are great and have saved thousands of pets.  But collars and tags can be broken or easily removed.  That’s why the board of the Briard Rescue Trust  recommends microchip implants for all pets.


Pet microchips are inexpensive and easy to use.  Smaller than a grain of rice, the microchip is registered to a specific pet and injected–just like vaccines we all give our puppies to keep them safe from diseases, microchips protect our pets from becoming separated from us.


If a pet is found, local authorities ad animal professionals know to use a special scanner that activates the using radio waves.  This Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) method is proven effective and safe.


You can learn more about pet microchips at the Wikipedia page. 

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