Raleigh, NC ” The American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery program (AKC CAR) is pleased to introduce two new programs that offer incentives to veterinarians and non-profit organizations that enroll microchipped animals in its 24-hour-a-day recovery service.
As an enhancement to AKC CAR’s half price enrollment fee ($6.25) for non-profit organizations, AKC CAR is now introducing the Non-Profit Incentive Program, which will rebate these organizations $1.00 for every enrollment received.
For the veterinary community, AKC CAR will not raise its fees, continuing to offer a $12.50 enrollment fee. Additionally, AKC CAR has added the Veterinarian Incentive Program, which will rebate veterinarians $2.00 per enrollment.
The incentives for both non-profits and veterinarians are payable monthly and there is no obligation to sign up. To opt-in to either program, go to www.akccar.org/nonprofits or www.akccar.org/vets. Also, visit www.akccar.org/enroll for AKC CAR’s new online enrollment system or to download the new enrollment form.
“As for-profit recovery services are raising fees for database enrollment, we see a way to make this important service more affordable without reducing our standards of the highest quality service. Our record of reuniting lost pets with their families every seven minutes stands as one of the best in the field,” said Carmen Battaglia, President of AKC CAR. “By offering incentives to those in the best position to influence the decision to protect a pet, and by making the database enrollment more affordable to pet owners, we know the end result will be recovering more animals.”
AKC CAR enrolls all types of animals and microchips and also offers a collar tag imprinted with a unique identification number and toll-free number. Enrollment is for the lifetime of the animal and AKC CAR’s highly trained, bilingual recovery specialists are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to protect your pet.
AKC CAR has a rich philanthropic history, donating in total 2.5 million dollars for veterinary school scholarships, animal rescue efforts during times of national disasters and the purchase of microchip scanners for non-profit shelters and rescue organizations around the country.