|AKC COMPANION ANIMAL RECOVERY|
This 24 hour-a-day nationwide pet identification and recovery service utilizes a central database that will record identification numbers for dog owners using any permanent form of identification.
The Recovery Process:
If the animal is enrolled in the program, AKC Companion Animal Recovery will call the owner immediately. f the owner cannot be reached, an alternate contact or the veterinarian will be called. The owner will be asked to contact the locator to make arrangements to reclaim their pet. To report a lost or found animal, contact AKC Companion Animal Recovery by phone: (800)252-7894; fax: (919)233-1290; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AKC Companion Animal Recovery will enroll dogs identified with a microchip from any manufacturer. However, the AKC has formed an alliance with Schering-Plough Animal Health and recommends their HomeAgain system, which uses a Destron microchip.
A rapidly growing network of HomeAgain scanners has been placed with animal shelters and veterinarians nationwide. There is now a universal scanner which reads all microchips.
Enrolling your Pet:
The fee for lifetime enrollment is nominal. If you have an assistance dog, the enrollment is free.