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KLAWS need your help to find Forever homes and foster homes for beautiful furry friends

KLAWS NEED YOUR HELP to find forever homes and foster homes for cats and Dogs . If you can help or know of some one who can please contact KLAWS 0879704480. Please check out our pages on Cats and dogs looking for homes by clicking on the links below.  Also you can check out or Facebook page. www.facebook.com/KLAWSofficial . Thank you for your help and continued support.

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Dogs in need of their Forever Home

These Beautiful dogs are in need of there forever home if you can help by giving them the home they deserve please contact KLAWS 087 970 4480

 

Freddie & Gizmo

Why Home Check?

Scruffy

Firstly, let me just say the home check is not intended to intimidate the potential adopter! It’s no reflection on them and is standard practice in most reputable rescue centres. The home visit allows us to double check details the potential adopter gave us – and gives us an opportunity to make animal safety suggestions relevant to the new home.

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Microchipping

Pet Microchip

We strongly recommend you microchip all your companions and make sure that they are registered.

Why Microchip My Companion?

  • Microchipping of animals is a painless and simple procedure.
  • All animals must be Microchipped in order to get a passport.
  • Under current legislation, all guard dogs must be Microchipped.
  • Under current Control of Horses Legislation, horses kept in an urban environment must be Microchipped.
  • Most equine organisations require registered horses to be microchipped.
  • Provides permanent and undeniable proof of identity / ownership
  • Combined with a reunification service, the Microchip implant can help return your lost or stolen animal to you
  • Microchipping your dog will be legally required in Ireland by 2015

 

How does a microchip work?

The microchip is a sophisticated computer chip which is preprogrammed with a unique identification number. Chips come in a variety of numbering sequences, however the ISO has developed a standard. The chip is encapsulated within a biocompatible glass material, which means that there is virtually no chance of the body developing an allergy or trying to reject the microchip, after being properly implanted. A scanner passed over your companion will trigger a radio signal from its chip. When the chip is ‘energised’ by a reader/scanner, it transmits its unique code to the reader where it is displayed on a screen.

How does the reader/scanner work?

The reader sends a safe radio wave signal to the microchip. When the chip receives this signal, it sends its unique code (the microchip number) back to the reader which displays it in a viewing screen. Readers emit audible beeps when a chip is found. Smaller readers are held close to the implant site while scanning because they have a reading range of about 3 inches. Larger, more powerful readers are also available. Read ranges vary from 6 to 20 inches depending upon specifications.

Does my companion have to be sedated for the injection?

No! Injecting a Microchip is just like any other injection or vaccination. Anaesthesia is not required. However vets will often implant a microchip when an animal is under anaesthetic for other reasons.

Does it hurt?

Not at all. The injection creates only a slight discomfort – most animals don’t even react to it. The reader/scanner operation is likewise painless.

What is the youngest age an animal can be chipped?

Animals of any age can be injected with a Microchip. Many puppies and kittens are chipped during their initial vaccine series. Birds, horses and exotics can be identified at any time.

My Companion Already Has a Microchip

Is there anything else I should do?

Yes – a microchip contains a 15 digit number which is unique to your companion. It is essential that this number is registered on a reliable database along with your contact details.

If you have adopted a companion with a microchip it is essential you make sure that it is registered on a reliable database. Check with your vet.

If you have purchased a dog that is registered with the Irish Kennel Club, you should send in your change of ownership form, complete with your contact telephone number. This form is on the back of your IKC certificate. (Note: We’d encourage you NOT to buy from a breeder with the current state of animal overpopulation in Ireland – please adopt a rescue animal who needs a home, rather than encouraging breeding in this way – see Irish Animals for more information.)

We frequently see stray dogs that have microchips but are still registered to a breeder who may have sold the dog years previously. In many such cases it is impossible for us to identify the correct owner. This is very sad as often owners are unaware that their details are not registered, and will assume if their companion is found it will be returned to them.

I am not sure if my companion’s microchip details are registered on a database – what should I do?

Bring your companion to your vet and have them scan their microchip number. They should be able to check that the correct details that are registered. If the details are incorrect it is essential that you get them updated.

To help simplify searching for pet microchip registrations, Veterinary Ireland lists Irish and other European microchip databases here.

 

My companions never leave my home. Why should they be identified with a microchip?

No one plans to lose their companion but it happens all the time. There were over 5,500 stray dogs killed in our pounds in 2011 – that’s 32% of dogs taken in (more than 15,000). Many more were re-homed both in Ireland and abroad. Theft is also a common occurrence. While a microchip will not prevent theft, it greatly improves your chance of recovering your companion.