Frequently Asked Questions about Microchipping Your Dog

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Microchipping Your Dog

Imogene L. Cathey serves as Seton Hill University’s first in-house general counsel. In addition to the law, Imogene Cathey is passionate about dogs.

Many dog owners now have their pets microchipped in case the dog should become lost or stolen. This FAQ will help illuminate the technology, process, and reasoning behind microchipping pets.

Question: What is a microchip as it pertains to pets?

Answer: A pet microchip is a tiny electronic chip inside a protective glass casing. The chip is no bigger than a grain of rice. The microchip contains an RFID tag used to identify the pet and to whom it belongs.

Q: How will a microchip help find my lost dog?

A: When you have a microchip implanted between your dog’s shoulder blades, you register your name, address, and telephone number into a database. When the dog is found and scanned, your information will appear, and the dog’s rescuer will know where to return your pet.

Q: Isn’t an ID tag enough?

A: Usually an ID tag is sufficient to identify a lost dog, but if the tag gets damaged or comes off, it is of no use. A microchip implanted under a dog’s skin has no chance of getting lost.

Q: Does the microchip hurt my dog?

A: Microchipping hurts your dog no more than getting a vaccination. The process requires no anesthesia or surgery and can be completed in a routine visit to your dog’s vet.


Choosing a New Dog


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Choosing a New Dog

Imogene L. Cathey is an attorney in Greensburg, Pennsylvania who currently holds the position of General Counsel for Seton Hill University. Like many people throughout the world, Imogene L. Cathey describes herself as a dog lover and considers the keeping of dogs to be one of her hobbies.

Though it requires a fair amount of work and money, owning a dog is a rewarding experience for both the dog owner and their pet. This is true for virtually any dog available for adoption, though it is widely known that some breeds can be more or less compatible with certain individuals or families, depending on the individual or family’s lifestyle and preferences.

Adoption is a viable option for many people who desire to have a dog as a pet. One’s lifestyle and living situation are the first things to take into account when choosing a dog to adopt. Those who live in a small apartment without a yard should seek a breed of dog that isn’t very large and doesn’t require much exercise. On the contrary, families with a lot of young children or active individuals looking for a running partner would find a large, active dog to be a perfect fit. Your lifestyle will help determine your requirements for a potential pet’s size, exercise requirements, and compatibility with children, among other factors.

While some people don’t care whether they adopt a so-called “mutt,” others prefer a purebred dog to ensure their new pet complies with all of the factors listed above, based on a breed’s typical personality and countenance, their “breed standard.” However, the size and personality of most mixed breeds can easily be predicted or discovered before a dog is adopted. Mixed breeds are also less likely to have genetic defects than many purer breeds.

To make a final decision, one needs to actually visit an adoption center and experience the available dogs first-hand. They should consider each dog’s age and assertiveness, and may want to ask an adoption counselor about the dog’s compatibility with children. Adoption counselors will be able to answer most questions one might have, and will be happy to assist with the adoption process.

Recent United Way of Greater Greensboro Project Supported by Community

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United Way of Greater Greensboro

Imogene L. Cathey, an attorney currently living in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has taken part in several charitable programs. Imogene L. Cathey was formerly associated with the United Way of Greater Greensboro African American Leadership Initiative in North Carolina, as well as the United Way of Greater Greensboro Women’s Leadership Steering Committee.

The United Way of Greater Greensboro recently made headlines for implementing a new community impact model that has proven to be largely successful. The organization received a total donation of $10.4 million from over 13,000 donors to help advance the new strategy, which was designed to address poverty through local solutions. Recognizing the devastating effect that poverty in their community has on individuals as well as business development, crime rates, and education and health systems, the organization took action to make a positive change in Greater Greensboro’s poverty rate.

Starting with an estimated 57,000 individuals in the area living in poverty, United Way created solutions that have already helped many become financially independent, find employment, improve their health, and provide their children with a better education. The large financial contribution from the community also proves that the people of Greater Greensboro will readily choose to support new solutions in an effort to help make a positive impact on their community as a whole.

Serving in Leadership Groups at United Way of Greater Greensboro

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United Way of Greater Greensboro

Founding general counsel of Seton Hill University, Imogene L. Cathey has over 15 years of legal experience and is a seasoned strategist and negotiator. Imogene L. Cathey is active in the charitable community and has served as a member of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI), as well as the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Steering Committee of the United Way of Greater Greensboro.

In 2015, Greensboro, North Carolina, topped the nation in terms of food hardship. In this context the United Way of Greater Greensboro has been playing a leading role in breaking the cycle of poverty. It provides investments, grants, and other initiatives such as the Family Success Center, all of which strive to lift up the community.

Among its leadership groups is AALI, whose members contribute $1,000 or more annually to the nonprofit organization. The members are community leaders who give their voice, money, and resources to assist those in need. It focuses on empowering minority communities to help them succeed.

WLC is made up of women who also contribute $1,000 or more each year to this nonprofit. The council’s theme is about women helping women. Members of the group are community leaders who work together in encouraging other women to help themselves and their communities lead better lives.

WBA’s Pro Bono Program

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Westmoreland County Bar Association

With close to 12 years of experience serving higher education institutions in legal advisory positions, Imogene L. Cathey now holds the position of general counsel of Seton Hill University. Among Imogene L. Cathey’s affiliations is her involvement with the Westmoreland County Bar Association (WBA).

WBA is a voluntary association of attorneys who practice law predominantly in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It has approximately 500 members and is one of the oldest lawyer’s organizations in Pennsylvania. The association’s goal is to foster excellence among its members in their relationships with clients and the community.

One of WBA’s initiatives is its Pro Bono Program. The program was formed with the Westmoreland Bar Foundation to assist Laurel Legal Services, Inc., in providing qualified clients within the county with the best legal representation possible, from attorneys who volunteer their time without charge.

The program handle cases such as custody, divorce, landlord/tenant law, bankruptcy, simple wills, and many others. It does not handle traffic offenses like DUI and DWI, nor does it handle criminal cases, or contingency cases that may result in a fee being generated for an attorney.

Unique Ways to Spend Time on Cruise Ships

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Enchantment of the Seas


Imogene L. Cathey works as general counsel for Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. One of her favorite activities outside of work is going on scenic cruises. Imogene Cathey has travelled to various exotic destinations including Nassau, Coco Cay, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Aruba, Dominican Republic, and Curacao. Imogene Cathey has traveled on many popular and large cruise ships including Carnival Fantasy, Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas, Carnival Breeze, and Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas.

Cruise companies are constantly trying to one-up each other using new and improved amenities, as well as unorthodox cruise activities. This gives passengers a chance to try new things on board, without having to disembark.

Some of the most unique features are found on popular and large cruise ships like the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas, Carnival Breeze, and Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas, and many more. Here are some examples of attractive cruise activities that Imogene Cathey has experienced:

1. Enchantment of the Seas features 3 pools, a spa, a theater, a solarium, a fitness center, a discotheque, a shopping center and centrum, a teen disco and lounge, Adventure Ocean center, an observation deck, a rock-climbing wall, 4 bungee trampolines called the “Jump Zone” and the Viking Crown Lounge.

2. Carnival Breeze features a 5D Cinema called Thrill Theater, outdoor water park, Could 9 Spa, jogging track, fitness center, Red Frog Pub, Winner’s Luck casino and bar, the Liquid Nightclub disco, Punchliner Comedy Club.

3. Allure of the Seas features a two-deck dance hall, a theatre with 1,380 seats, an ice skating rink, 7 distinct “Neighborhoods’ and 25 dining options, including the first Starbucks coffee shop at sea.