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DOG TO BE FLOWN HOME FROM MISSOURI TO TEXAS AS A RESULT OF MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY

HomeAgain®'s Pet Recovery Service Leads to a Happy Ending for a Dog Owner and Her Missing Companion

Roseland, NJ, March 30, 2009 – A dog missing for more than a week will leave Kansas City, MO this afternoon at 1PM CDT for a trip home to Texas as a result from Intervet/Schering- Plough Animal Health.s HomeAgain® Pet Recovery Service. This lucky dog will arrive at the Austin International Airport at 5:05 PM CDT on American Airlines flight #1543 (connecting through Dallas/Ft. Worth).

The story began when Erin Green packed her bags and headed home for spring break with her dog, Roxy, a 35-pound Queenlands Heeler. Roxy ran away and Green searched everywhere near her parents home but Roxy was gone.

Fortunately, Roxy had a microchip implanted as a puppy and Green took the important and lifesaving step of registering the microchip in the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service (www.homeagain.com). Roxy ended up in a Missouri animal shelter where they scanned the pet and found the chip. A call was made to HomeAgain which had activated the lost pet alert procedure... and later that evening, Green received a call that Roxy had been found. The two will be reunited this evening when Roxy returns to Austin at 5:05PM. If you would like to cover the story, or need more information, please call Sharon Dilling at 862-245-3390.

About HomeAgain

HomeAgain is a national and comprehensive pet recovery service that goes beyond microchipping. For an annual subscription fee of $14.99, HomeAgain members benefit from world-class pet recovery services and other services designed to keep pets safe and well, including:

  • Live Pet Recovery Specialists always available at 1-888-HomeAgain
  • Lost Pet Alerts sent to veterinary clinics, shelters and PetRescuers
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Telephone Assistance
  • Medical Insurance up to $3,000 for Lost Pets, offered by PetFirst Healthcare
  • Travel expenses up to $500 to get the pet home to the registered owner

One in three pets will become lost during its lifetime. According to the American Humane Association, only about 17 percent of lost dogs and 2 percent of lost cats ever find their way back home. Microchipping is a permanent form of identification that cannot fall off or become impossible to read. When used as part of standard veterinary care, it gives pets the best chance of being reunited with their owners when lost.

For More Information:
Interviews are available with HomeAgain pet identification experts as well as local veterinarians in your area who can discuss the importance of permanent identification for cats and dogs and the critical step of registering in a national database to help ensure that pets can be reunited with their owners including following natural disasters such as hurricanes. For more information on HomeAgain, visit homeagain.com or contact Sharon Dilling at 862-245-3390 or sharon.dilling@spcorp.com.

About Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is a leader in research and dedicated to the development, production and marketing of innovative, high-quality animal-health products for all major farm and companion animal species. For more information about Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health visit: www.intervet.com and www.intervetusa.com.

Schering-Plough is an innovation-driven, science-centered global health care company. Through its own biopharmaceutical research and collaborations with partners, Schering-Plough creates therapies that help save and improve lives around the world. The company applies its research-and-development platform to human prescription and consumer products as well as to animal health products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and other stakeholders served by its colleagues around the world. The company is based in Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA, and its website is www.schering-plough.com.

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Roseland, New Jersey 07068
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