I am so annoyed. I called our county animal shelter today because I thought I remembered them teling me they didn't have a scanner (4 years ago when a repairman left our gate open, our dogs all went missing for 3 hours and I called the shelter when I couldn't find them).
I am getting ready to chip Bandit and Lizzie, and I wanted to use the type of chip that they scan for here at our shelter. I figured by now they would be scanning. Can you believe they still don't scan???? They even have a scanner that was donated and they don't scan!!!!! They said, "well, we don't scan. There are so many different brands of microchips that it usually doesn't pick anything up." The woman claims that only twice back when they did scan did they find a chip. I wanted to scream at her, "well, mam, how many have you MISSED because you DIDN'T scan!"
Any suggestions about how I could push for mandatory scanning? It is absurd! Also, is there a scanner that reads multiple freqencies? I understand there aren't any that read every type of chip. I'd like to be able to kill any arguments they have for why they don't scan.
When I had Kaya and Pixie microchipped most recently at Petsmart, it was expensive, but the chips are readable by two different frequencies of scanners (the homeaway and some other frequency)...the most common US frequency and the European frequency.