According to the American Humane Association, only about seventeen percent of lost dogs and two percent of cats ever find their way back from shelters to their original owners. Almost 9.6 million pets are euthanized every year because their owners can’t be found. There are ways to beat these odds though, and they involve using name-tags, collars, and microchips.
Out of these three forms of identification, only micro-chipping is permanent. Tags and collars can become loose and fall off, but a microchip will stay in place for the lifetime of your pet!
A microchip is a tiny computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice that is inserted under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.
At the Day and Evening Pet Hospital, we use 24PetWatch Microchips. As soon as the chip is implanted in your pet, we register that number here at the clinic. That number goes in to their national database, where your information is linked to your pet.
Microchipping is an inexpensive form of identification that provides owners with peace of mind.
We see pet owners reunited with their pets due to their pet having a microchip. It’s a miracle and a wonderful thing to experience each and every time. Please get your pet microchipped so you can have that extra chance of finding your pet if he or she were to ever get lost.
Call us today to schedule an appointment!