Microchipping Your Cat
Did you know that cats are among the 10 million pets lost in the United States every year?
Of the millions of cats that end up in shelters, less than 2% are returned to owners, according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy. Most of the cats that are reunited with their human families had identifying tags, tattoos, or microchips.
Indoor cats periodically escape or are sometimes accidentally let out of the house. Cats are also much more prone than dogs to losing their collars with ID, so microchipping is a much better bet for getting your cat back home.
Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and take seconds to insert. They are placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades and last forever because they don’t use a battery. The chip is activated only when a scanner is passed over it.
However, a microchip is only useful if you keep your contact information up to date with the company that made the chip. We will give you all the information you need to keep your pet’s registration current!