As you know, a microchip can mean the difference between lost and found for a pet. However, even with a microchip scanner, identifying the correct pet recovery registry to contact can be challenging because microchip manufacturers and pet recovery services use different microchip technology and databases.

To alleviate the guesswork for veterinary hospitals, animal control facilities, and shelter staff members, AAHA created the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool with help from your membership dues. The tool checks the databases of participating pet recovery services to determine which has registration information available for a microchip. Once a microchip identification number is entered into the tool, a list of all the registries with microchip information available, along with the registries' contact information, will appear in chronological order; the registry with the most recent update appears first. While the tool will not return the pet owner information contained in the registries' databases, it will identify which registries should be contacted when a lost pet is scanned and a microchip is found.

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Wendy-LinUnited States
10/1/2014 10:20:01 AM #

Thank you so much for this tool. We use it everyday. Mostly for owners who have had microchips in their pets for many years, but failed to update their info when they moved or the organization who placed the microchip never registered them to begin with.  So easy to use!

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