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2009-12-03 08:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroCHIPS, a developer of intelligent, responsive implant systems, today announced it has been named a 2010 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. The company was selected for pioneering a novel medical device platform that uses patented, responsive implants designed to bridge the gap between disease monitoring and treatment. MicroCHIPS' technologies have broad applicability, from 'rescue' applications in diabetes and cardiology, where...

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2009-10-14 08:54:09

Animals shelter officials housing lost pets that had been implanted with a microchip were able to find the owners in almost three out of four cases in a recently published national study. According to the research, the return-to-owner rate for cats was 20 times higher and for dogs 2 ½ times higher for microchipped pets than were the rates of return for all stray cats and dogs that had entered the shelters. "This is the first time there has been good data about the success...

2009-10-04 23:24:05

Microchipping allowed a cat in England to be reunited with its owners after it disappeared for three weeks, the cat's owners said. Cindy and Tim Whitbread of the Isle of Wight, England, got a telephone call from Chris Archibald of the Yorkshire resort of Whitby -- 300 miles away -- to say she had Geoffrey, their cat, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The Whitbreads said they believe Geoffrey, a Bengal cat, must have jumped into the luggage compartment of one of the many vehicles that...

2009-09-20 00:45:47

A pet tortoise rescued from a busy highway in southern England has been nicknamed Freeway. John Formby of Worthing, on the Sussex coast, spotted the animal, at first thinking it was a piece of trash, The Independent reported. When he realized it was a tortoise, he pulled over and sprinted back to the rescue. Three vehicles went right over the top of it but somehow missed it, he said Saturday. It didn't even pop back into its shell, just kept on walking as if it knew it had to get to the other...

2009-08-12 16:50:17

A California man who was reunited with his beloved pug said while the dog seems to have had a rough four years on her own, she is adjusting to home life. Richard Rodriguez, 56, of Santa Ana, said he and his wife, Josie, were heartbroken when Pearl the pug puppy disappeared from their yard five years ago and, as time went on, they spent less time looking for their beloved puppy, which they assumed had been stolen, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday. However, Rodriguez said...

2009-08-09 00:53:15

An English couple are campaigning for legal restrictions on pet pythons after their cat ended up as a meal for a neighbor's pet snake. Martin and Helen Wadey of Bristol said their cat, a 4-year-old tabby named Wilbur, was eaten by a python allowed to roam in the neighbor's garden, The Times of London reported Sunday. The neighbor was not home at the time. We heard the python's strike from the terrified scream that came from Wilbur and the blood-chilling cries as he fought for his life, Martin...

2009-07-30 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco SPCA (www.sfspca.org), the city's leading privately supported, non-profit animal welfare organization, has launched its online guide for summer health and safety. Whether traveling out of town or staying home, out in the garden or planning long hikes, The SF/SPCA offers this guide for quick and easy reference: http://www.sfspca.org/promotions/summer-health-and-safety.html "We launched this online resource to help dog and cat...

2009-07-25 14:11:01

U.S. researchers say they're tagging trash with microchips in hopes of finding better ways of handling what we discard daily. The so-called smart tags tested this month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology debut next month in Seattle, where thousands of volunteers will attach the tags to trash and then discard the rubbish as they usually would, The Boston Globe reported Saturday. Similar projects are planned for New York City and London, with the voyage of items to be recorded and...

2009-07-16 15:54:56

A British woman said she has been reunited with a pet cat that disappeared from her home six years ago. Amy Turnbull, 34, said she put up posters after Allsort the cat went missing from her home in Swindon, England, in 2003 but eventually came to believe she would never see the missing feline again, The Sun reported Thursday. It was one of the worst days of my life when I realized Allsort had gone. I was absolutely beside myself, it was horrific, Turnbill said. I had given up all hope of ever...

2009-05-14 15:24:00

-- "Peaches" Honored Along with Connecticut State Police K-9 Heroes -- HARTFORD, Conn., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR), the nation's largest and only non-profit pet recovery service, announced today that "Peaches," a 5-month-old German Shepherd Dog from West Hartford, Connecticut, owned by Tom and Anne Decker, became its four millionth enrollee when his microchip identification number was added to its database. In a special ceremony at the State...