"Have you ever lost a pet?"
"It won't happen to me."
Like most people, that's what I thought until my dog did something he had
never done before...he left home. The gate was unlatched, left open by
mistake. Do you realize just how much your pet means to you? I didn't.
After it was too late, I admitted he was part of my family.
Frantic with worry, we did all the things we were suppose to do. Calls and
visits to animal shelters, ads in the paper, flyers to veterinarians, and
LOST DOG-REWARD posters hung everywhere. As we searched
the neighborhood, we saw a lot of wandering dogs, cats, most without
collars, just like the ones we had seen at the shelter.
As a veterinarian
I knew we were not the only ones going through this ordeal. Hundreds of
LOST PET flyers have been posted at my hospital. I was frustrated.
Frankly, I didn't believe anything could be done. Did you
know that a family pet is lost every two seconds? That's millions every
year! Shelters do their best to locate owners, but if your pet has no form
of identification, there's not much they can do.
Shelters are already overcrowded so lost pets can only be kept a short
period of time. Meanwhile, owners are frantically spending time and money
trying to find them. Does this make any sense? No one wants this
to happen. No one wants this to continue! More pets die because their
owners didn't identify them from all infectious diseases combined.
The AVID "FRIENDCHIP" was developed to make a difference
for all pets, including yours. Avoid the pain, worry and expense of losing
your pet. It's vital to identify your pet, before it's too late. Please,
discuss AVID with your veterinarian or shelter today. It
really can save your pets life.
What is the AVID "FRIENDCHIP?"
It's a technology miracle. Developed by a
veterinarian, the AVID "FRIENDCHIP" is the professional
way to identify your pet and it's proven safe and effective. A tiny
microchip that contains a personal, one-of-a-kind identification number of
The FriendChip is so tiny that it fits through a
hypodermic needle. Just like a vaccination, it's injected under the skin
of your pet where it remains safely for life. This inexpensive procedure
can be done
anytime and, best of all, protect virtually any pet you love...dogs, cats,
horses, birds, reptiles, exotics, even fish! Everywhere your pet goes, the
FriendChip is there. Real protection that can't fade or fall off.
How the AVID system works.
Tragically, most never make it back home
because their owners didn't identify them. Identifying your pet is vital.
With AVID, your pet can't leave home without his
identification. If your lost pet is found by a participating shelter,
they'll check him for a microchip with a special scanner.
When the shelter finds the chip number, they call AVID's
24 hour hotline at 800-336-2843. After a quick search of
the PETtrac database, you, your veterinarian, or your alternate is
contacted, and your pet comes
home! Scanners are provided free of charge to any shelter that requests
Over 17,000 scanners have already been distributed and lost pets are being
found every day. The dedication and commitment of shelter personnel makes
our system work. They are directly responsible for the recovery of
thousands of lost pets. These shelter professionals are truly heroes.
What is PETtrac?
PETtrac is the global recovery network that
has saved thousands of pets. Its sophisticated computerized Database
maintains the information you provide to recover your pet. Best of all,
this information will
always be available because the Database is backed by Veterinary Medical
Associations across the United States. Once your pet is identified with
the AVID "FRIENDCHIP" he benefits from PETtrac's
protection for the rest of his life. You can choose from two enrollment
options: Plan A: Multiple Pet Registry. One time payment of $40.00
protects up to eight pets. Plan B: Single Pet Registry. Affordable
lifetime protection for your individual pet. It's only $15.00. By
enrolling in PETtrac, you distinguish your pet as a special member of your
How PETtrac benefits you?
Imagine being notified that your pet is
found! By enrolling in PETtrac, you provide your pet with the most
comprehensive and sophisticated safety-net of protection available. When
your lost pet is found, you or your designated alternate will be
contacted. Your pet will be reunited directly with you, his family.
Now you can enjoy real peace of mind. Dedicated recovery specialists
answer toll free calls (800-336-AVID) every minute of the
day, every day of the year.
Monkeyzone strongly recommends the use of the Avid systems.
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