The ultra-modern lost-and-found poster might read something like this: Claud the dog, brown with a red collar, good-natured, transponder code 8354690210. Now even pet locating has gone high-tech with hundreds of thousands of American dogs, cats and other pets running around with an electronic microchip identification device under their skin that can be read by a scanner. Each chip is programmed with a 10-digit ID number that animal shelter employees and volunteers can read by scanning the pet with a handheld wand. The number is linked to a national pet database containing information about each animal as well as its owner's name, address... More >>>