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Essay on My Experience at the Association for Abandoned Animals

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I have recently had the opportunity to carry out a project at the Association for Abandoned Animals and Happy Paws, both located at Marsa. This project included frequent visits to two associations which are both associated with the care and upbringing of abandoned dogs. The aim for my visits was to learn in detail about the daily procedures of an animal shelter and an animal clinic. During my project, I also intended to acquire more knowledge about the day-to-day routine and life of the dogs that inhabit this sanctuary and to learn the problems and difficulties that are encountered with animals which have been neglected and left in the streets. Finally, I found it of interest to know more about the microchip technology in detail as a…show more content…
If it is not for microchips, the problem of pet negligence would be even greater than it is at the present moment. A microchip can also help to reunite lost pets back to their owners. It carries a number, and this number is plugged into a database that includes the name and contact information of a pet's owner. It is close to impossible for a dog-napper to remove a microchip and therefore microchips eliminate such an action as well. Pet-owners tend to have concerns of infections and excessive bleeding when it comes to microchip implantation. However, if the microchip is implanted using professional techniques, such risks would be negligible.
A microchip capsule is roughly the size of a grain of rice. First, the glass material that encapsulates the device is biocompatible. That means it's not toxic and doesn't hurt the animal's body, so the pet won't experience an allergic reaction to the device after implantation. Some versions of the microchip also include a cap made of polypropylene polymer to keep the chip from moving around once it's inside the animal. The polymer works by encouraging connective tissue and other kinds of cells to form around the capsule to hold it in place. Although surgical removal of the device is difficult, microchips don't expire or wear down. They are good for the life span of the pet.
The small device is implanted under the skin of the pet.
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