We’re for pets, not for profit!

At Found Animals we’re for pets, not for profit. A 501c3 founded by Dr. Gary Michelson, Found Animals believes that every lost pet deserves to be found. We are pet owners and animal professionals ourselves, so we understand the fear and anxiety of losing a beloved furry family member and the frustration at the inability to get a pet home due to lack of identification. That’s why we have created a microchip system that works for both pet owners and animal professionals and offers lifetime registration for microchipped pets. We don’t think cost should be an obstacle to protecting pets, so our high quality microchips and scanners are affordable and access to the Found Animals Registry will always be 100% FREE

The Found Animals Foundation does more than microchips - our initiatives include:

  • The $75M Michelson Prize and Grants Program which seeks to discover a non-surgical sterilant for pets
  • Adopt & Shop stores that find homes for shelter pets using a social enterprise business model
  • A Kitten Foster Program that will save more than 1,000 kittens in 2015
  • Grantmaking in Los Angeles to support Spay/Neuter and Surrender Prevention programs
  • The Saving Pets Challenge which raised $1 Million for animal welfare organizations nationwide
  • Hosting educational events and sharing animal welfare knowledge and resources

None of this would be possible without our amazing volunteers (who donated over 38,000 hours of service in 2014) or the generous financial support of Dr. Gary K. Michelson and his wife Alya Michelson. Watch this video to learn more about Found Animals and then sign up for our newsletters or follow us on Facebook to hear about news and events.

What is the Found Animals Registry?
The Found Animals Registry is a free service for pet owners, shelters, rescues, and veterinarians. Pet owners and rescue groups can register any brand or frequency of microchip, add pets, and update information online for free. Additionally, the free Found Animals Registry allows shelters, clinics, veterinarians, and humane organizations to search for microchips and send automated Found Pet Alerts® to pet owners online, 24/7. Found Animals also provides animal professionals with affordable microchips and universal scanners. Visit our Microchip Products page for more information.

What makes the Found Animals Registry different?
Our state-of-the-art registry was designed from the ground up with pet owners and animal care professionals in mind. We created a microchip system to maximize reunifications and minimize effort and cost so that more lost pets can make it home. No other microchip or registry provider can match the features, quality, and affordability offered by the Found Animals Registry.

What are Found Pet Alerts®?
At the heart of how the Found Animals Registry revolutionizes lost pet reunification is our automated Found Pet Alerts®. Found Pet Alerts® allow humane organizations to instantly contact pet owners with information about how to pick up their lost pets. As soon as a Found Pet Alert® is initiated, the Found Animals Registry will automatically contact the pet owner and any emergency contacts via phone, text, and email. Found Pet Alerts® will go out to as many as 12 different points of contact multiple times for each pet, maximizing the chances of reunification. The alerts will continue for up to four days or until the pet is reunited with its family.

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