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Microchips will help find lost pets

October 2, 2002

Thomasville - A South Georgia animal shelter is using new technology to help reunite lost pets with their owners. The Thomasville Humane Society is taking an extra step to find your four legged friend.

Recently, they started implanting microchips in dogs and cats that are up for adoption. The owner's information is added on a database. Executive Director, Pat Smith, explains, "If the dog has a lost collar, we can scan it and find out who the owner is and call them to let them know we've got their animal."

Smith says the microchip implant does not hurt the animal. She thinks the chips will decrease the use of euthanasia because of better chances to get back to the owner.

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