What is everyone's experience with microchipping? Do some companies work better than others? Is there cross referencing? If a dog is found with a microchip but is NOT currently registered (yearly reg. fee?) on any of the company sites, is there hope at all for re-connecting him with owner? Is there by chance one huge data bank of microchipped animals that all vets have access to? Do local animal control agencies check for chipped animals and what would they do about them? If an owner registers at one company can he switch to another one the next year?
May I also add here that I have heard of people advert. on Craig's List, etc. that they have found a pet only to have some unscrupulous person CLAIM to be the owner & take the dog for "reasons" despicable! Beware!