ID Tags, Microchips, And Your Cat’s Safety

cat-id-tagsYou love your cat. You’re committed to keeping him safe, healthy, and happy. So of course you have him tagged and microchipped, right? If not, two sobering statistics may persuade you otherwise.

  • Every year in the U.S., more than 60,000 companion animals are lost or stolen.
  • If your cat or dog becomes lost, and does not have a tag or microchip, there’s only a 10 percent chance you’ll see your pet again.

Even if Fluffy’s an indoor cat, even if she’s trained to come running at the sound of her name, all it takes is an open window and the scent of rodent for her to be lured from her scratching post. And while the chances of a natural disaster or house fire are slim, such an event can change your pet’s life forever. Just ask the dogs and cats left homeless after Hurricane Katrina.



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