posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:05 AM
I am ashamed to admit that my dogs are micro-chipped. I did it back in 2004 before I became overtly paranoid about everything, lol. I was volunteering
at the Humane Society. At that time, I thought it was a great idea because you would always be able to find your (missing) pet should it turn up in a
shelter or even a vet's office. It was a relatively new technology then and those in the pet biz were very excited and supportive of it. The
micro-chip technology used in pets (at that time) goes like this from what I remember....
The chip itself (that we had) was smaller than a grain of rice and it was injected under the skin. Once the critter was chipped, you received a
special tag for them to wear and you also were supposed to fill out a form to have them registered in a national computer data base. The reason for
registering them obviously was that so if they turned up, they could be scanned and your data would show up, thereby enabling them to contact the
owner, etc, etc. I imagine it's pretty much the same today.
Knowing what I know now, I will not have any new pets chipped. I'm just not comfortable with it. So far it hasn't been a problem but my views have
changed dramatically over the last 5 years and the whole concept just kind of freaks me out.