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There are so many pets that are homeless nowadays.Eight to ten million of dogs and cats get come to shelters yearly, as pet the records of the United States Humane Society.As a matter of fact a shocking number of 4 to 5 million dogs and cats are being euthanized at these shelters.The cause?As there is not enough demand at shelters for the adoption of pets.
These figures do not include those in small, local and home-based shelters.Animal rescue orgaiztions are there too which takes care of abandoned and ill-treated animals. There are also hundred of animals left to stray in the streets.
Due to various reasons pets end up at a shelter. There are pets that are abused and hurt by their owners thinking that this is another form of training and discipline among their pets. Animals victims of these extreme cased can be rescued and if the animals are not showing any behavioural problems, may be put up for adoption.
Another reason why there are so many animals in shelters is because there are more and more animals straying or roaming around. There are guardians who let their pets roam outside their premises and never bother to look for them once they are gone. Also these animals do not have any identification tags. Because of this it is hard to give them back to its owners.
The most common reason that an animal shelter can hear from pet parents surrendering their pets is that they are moving. There are guardians who do not want to pay to transport their pets, guardians moving to apartments not allowing pets inside, guardians who do not want to pay a pet deposit, and many more. It is important to remember that pets are not old pieces of furniture that can be left behind just because you can buy another one. Pets are living things that have repaid us with loyalty and devotion.
Having a baby is another reason why pet parent give up their pets for adoption. SPOT (Stopping Pet Overpopulation Society, Inc), an alliance of animal lovers, dog/cats rescuers and veterinarians in Atlanta, recommends that people have their family first then adopt a pet. If it is not possible, then it is best to pick a breed or mixed bred that is known to be good with children.
It is important to remember before getting a pet that they require attention, time and money. There are pet parents surrendering their pets because they can no longer provide time to take care of them. Also others may find it too expensive to raise and take care a pet.It is essential to know that owning a pet is a commitment which you are ready to take and you become liable in this regard for the upcoming ten to fifteen years.
Behavioural problems is also another reason for giving up a pet. Too much barking, chewing everything, too hyper or aggressiveness of the pets are the common cited behavioural problems cited. Of course, dogs who did not undergo obedience training will be rambunctious and wild.Dogs who are not too social will be aggressive in behaviour against human beings or other animals.
It is important for a parent to get a pet, only if, the parent wants it as much as the children want the animal. Because if the children immediately lose interest on the pet, it is more likely that the unfortunate animal will be given up for adoption. It is important to always ask yourself, a parent , before getting a pet the real reason for getting one.
There are also incidents that elderly guardians could no longer take care of their pets because of death or they would have to go to a nursing facility. If the pet parent is already a senior citizen it is important to take into consideration the age of the pet and who will take care of it when the situation turn into worse. If it is uncertain who will take care of the pet, it is best to adopt a pet that is already and wonderfully housebroken older dog.
There are many reasons why pets are put up for adoption everyday. It might be unfortunate events that happened to the pet parent or just avoidance of responsibility.It is essential to consider that whenever we are thinking of buying a pet, we are really ready for it and committed in caring of it.
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Without a doubt, microchips provide the most reliable and most secure method of identifying your pet. But, with the never-ending controversy over different types of microchips, can you really rely on this “high-tech” ID tag?
Candy and Tony Abercrombie trusted that they had done a good thing to protect their pets. Every one of their four dogs had a microchip implanted so that they could be easily identified if they were ever lost or stolen. But, what happened one day when two of their dogs, Romie and Max, ran away? Little did they know that both dogs could have been lost forever. What went wrong? How did a safe, secure, and “fool-proof” pet ID fail these pet owners?
Essentially, microchips are computer chips about the size of a grain of rice. Easily implanted under your pet’s skin by a hypodermic needle, microchips provide permanent identification that won’t wear out, fade, or get lost if the pet runs away. Special scanners find the microchip and can translate into a specific ID code. These unique numbers can then be found on a database and, with luck, the owners can be contacted and the family will be together again.
The first issue that nearly cost Romie her life was the fact that there are multiple chips being marketed today with at least four different types of frequencies. Over the last 17 years, the predominant frequency in the United States has been the 125 kHz frequency. Romie had a different chip, one that emits a frequency of 134.2 kHz, otherwise known as an ISO chip. The local animal shelter was using a scanner designed for 125 kHz chips and actually missed Romie’s chip!
Luckily, a shelter employee recognized Romie and was able to contact Candy promptly. This confusion of frequencies has caused a storm of controversy. According to Dr. Dan Knox of the AVID Company, a U.S. microchip pioneer, these multiple frequencies will continue to put pets at risk by confusing the system. “There are more than 100,000 scanners capable of identifying chips at 125 kHz in shelters currently. Adding new frequencies will only cause more work for under-staffed shelters and will potentially be dangerous to pets.”
Dr. Knox’s concern was validated in 2004 when a young dog was euthanized after a Virginia shelter failed to find a microchip. The dog had been implanted with the ISO standard chip and the shelter could not read this chip.
With the exception of the United States, the rest of the world has been using the ISO chip for identification. Recently, 2 major veterinary pharmaceutical companies have teamed up with microchip manufacturers to create a stronger support system for the ISO chip by handing out more than 60,000 new scanners that are capable of reading all four frequencies in use. Julie Lux of HomeAgain Pet Recovery says that “our first focus is to protect the pet. We want to make the job of the veterinarian, the shelter worker, or pet rescuer easier so that more pets make it home.”
But the mixed up frequencies are not the only real problem with this high tech system. Remember Max? Max almost didn’t make it home despite the shelter finding his chip. Max had never been registered into a database. When the shelter scanned his chip, the ID code told them that this particular chip had been sold to a particular veterinary hospital. When contacted, the veterinarian had kept proper records of all chips implanted and they were able to send Max home. Not exactly how this “high-tech” lost and found system is designed to work!
This second major issue then is that many pets are not properly registered. In fact, Michael Gendreau, product manager for the ResQ® ISO chip manufactured by the Bayer Company states that less than half of microchipped pets have been entered accurately into any database – a major fault with this system. Ms Lutz agrees and adds “15% of Americans move every year. With everything that happens in a move, how many people will remember to change the address and phone number for their pet’s microchip?”
All of the microchip manufacturers agree that veterinarians and shelters must be strongly proactive in finding ways of getting the information into an easily accessible national database, something that is not currently available. Unfortunately, it appears that many of the registration websites are complicated and not very user friendly. Pet owners have reported failure to receive confirmation of registration and have even had trouble inputting any other information, such as rabies tag numbers. Some of the marketing has gotten so out of hand that the AVMA is debating a resolution to help curb problems. According to Ralph Johnson, Executive Director of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, “Pet recovery databases should be used solely for the purpose of bringing pets home and not for medical records access or marketing purposes.”
These problems are obviously overwhelming to pet owners and veterinarians are concerned as well. This wonderful technology is simply not ready for prime time. Old fashioned methods, such as ID collars or a “get me home tag” (www.getmehome.com) a free service, should be used along with the microchip until issues can be resolved – hopefully sooner rather than later