Valenzuela City launches program to trace missing dogs

Published March 6, 2021, 12:24 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

The local government of Valenzuela City will be launching a program that will allow dog owners to trace their pets if they go missing.

(Valenzuela City PIO / YouTube / MANILA BULLETIN)

Under the ValPets program, Valenzuela residents can have their pets microchipped and give them a permanent ID. ​​​​​​​The registration to avail of the free microchip implants will start on March 13.

The microchip implants use RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, the city government added.

“In the event that their pets go missing, personnel from the City Veterinary Services Office will only have to scan the microchip implant to identify the owner, as well as other details about the dog,” the local government explained in a YouTube video.

“The details of the missing dogs will then be posted on website, where pet owners can visit if their pets go missing,” it added.

Owners may personally claim their missing dogs from the city’s veterinary office custody or have them delivered to their houses. 

Those who opt to have their dogs deliver will have to pay the delivery fee through PayMaya.

“In case pet owners cannot claim their pets, they will be open for adoption,” the local government added.