PET AND HU­MAN PRO­TEC­TION

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Pet­den­tity, founded by De­nis Reyes in 2018, is the first and largest pet data stor­age sys­tem in the Philip­pines. In co­or­di­na­tion with the Bureau of An­i­mal In­dus­try (BAI) and lo­cal govern­ment units, the com­pany is work­ing to­wards a ra­bies-free coun­try by 2020 through pet vac­ci­na­tion mon­i­tor­ing.

“[Pet­den­tity] comes at a fa­vor­able time . . . to al­low pet lovers to pro­vide se­cu­rity and pro­tec­tion to their pets,” said Reyes. The com­pany of­fers mi­crochip­ping for pets, com­plete with a sys­tem data­base and mo­bile app for hu­man com­pan­ions, vet­eri­nar­i­ans, and city of­fi­cials to use.

The mi­crochip, priced at PHP 299, is en­closed in a glass cylin­der de­signed and pro­grammed by Reyes. Af­ter the chip is im­planted, it is ac­ti­vated by a spe­cial scan­ner.

When an im­planted mi­crochip is scanned, vets, public of­fi­cials, and peo­ple deal­ing with com­mu­nity an­i­mals can ac­cess the an­i­mal’s in­for­ma­tion. Re­turn­ing lost an­i­mals to their hu­man com­pan­ions be­comes an easy task. Scan­ning the mi­crochip also pro­vides easy ac­cess to med­i­cal records and other im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion.

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