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Does your pet have a micro-chip?

Buster is now micro-chipped. Buster is now micro-chipped.

By Brooke Kelley - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Micro-chips help reunite owners with their lost pets a lot more than you might realize.

Lauren Davis found Buster on the side of the road Monday night and now she's adopting him.

Buster already got his shots but before Lauren takes him home, she she wants to do one more thing.

"All my animals are micro-chipped," said Davis. So, with the help of Case Veterinary Hospital and Doctor Carla Case-McCovery, Buster is now chipped.

It's a small electronic device that now stores all of Buster's tracking number.

"I think situations like hurricane katrina brought a lot of public attention to micro-chipping that was a large scale situation where micro-chipped pets found their owners," said Case-McCovery.

If you find what might be a lost pet, you can take them to a local vet, shelter or animal control and they should have a scanner.

"It picks up that the chip that is Buster's number, and then we call the 1-800 number and we tell them we found this pet and they can reconnect with the owner," said Case-McCovery.

Dr. Case McCovery says reuniting pets with their owners isn't unusual.

"We make it routine to scan the pets we don't know the owners of and we can find the rightful owners it's a great experience," said Case-McCovery.

The cost is only around $40. Lauren says it's a small price to pay for peace of mind knowing that Buster can always be traced back to her.

If you want more information about having your pets micro-chipped, contact Case Veterinary Hospital 912.352.3081.

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