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Sunday, September 11, 2005

A Public Service Announcement...

Well… I have had about all the excitement I have ever wanted in this life and really haven’t asked for any more, but this evening we did have a little incident. We received a phone call from the Home Again Recovery folks. The phone call was to inform us that our dogs were at someone else’s house! Carrie had come home from a soccer game and did not notice that the gate hadn’t latched behind her. Unbeknownst to us, the dogs had gotten out of the yard!

Our dogs are microchipped with the ID tags on their collars. Some very nice people down the street had called the Home Again telephone number. The operators then called us. I am so thankful that the people who found our dogs called! Our dogs love people and that is a very good thing. When we got there Miss Norma was enjoying a belly rub in their front yard. The dogs saw us and were so happy that we were able to join them in their fun. (silly dogs) What a relief…

Dr. Logan and Nadia should be home by now from their trip to Louisiana. I haven’t had a chance to talk with either one of them yet, but I am sure that they will have a lot to share with all of us at the hospital.

Sina, from work, has some more little kittens that are looking for homes. These kittens will be tested for feline leukemia and FIV. Johnna also fosters kittens and has one that is ready to be placed with a loving family. Both Sina and Johnna pay for the kittens’ medical bills and care for them out of their own pockets. Just call 405.947.8387 and leave a message for either one of them if you wish to adopt a kitten. Make sure you give the receptionists your name and a couple of numbers where you can be reached.

You can get microchips for your pets at Neel Veterinary Hospital. When you register your pet with the Home Again Recovery Service you can update any or all of your information online. Life changes, such as moving or new telephone numbers can be easily updated online. While collars and tags can be removed from found pets the microchips cannot be removed. There are some people who are tempted to keep found dogs without an honest attempt at locating the original owners. Knowing that a pet has a microchip is a very strong deterrent for most. Every found pet that is brought into NVH is scanned for a microchip. Also, microchips do show up on x-rays. Believe me, microchips work.



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