Microchip: Helping Lost Cats and Dogs Come Home

We’ve blogged in the past about the use of microchips in pets, but we didn’t talk about just how many pets, especially cats, become lost with no form of identification to help them return home.

The American Animal Hospital Association, in a report released earlier this year, had this to say:

“According to one study, 41% of people looking for their lost cats considered them to be indoor-only pets. American Humane Association records reveal that only about 2% of lost cats ever find their way back from shelters, a major reason being the lack of tag or microchip identification. Assuring the identification of all pet cats, regardless of their lifestyle, is recommended to increase the prospect of lost cats being returned to their owners.”

These statistics are staggering, and ought to be compelling. Microchipping is a quick process that the vast majority of cats and dogs tolerate very, very well. There have been some amazing stories about how pets have been reunited with their families because of the permanent identification that microchipping provides.

If your pet is not microchipped, visit HomeAgain’s website for more information about their product and the services they provide, then call us at 330-929-3223 to set up an appointment to provide your pet with permanent identification.


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