PET AND HUMAN PROTECTION
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.