Less than 3% of Lost Cats Ever Make it Home Once Lost
MICRO-CHIPPING & SAFETY MEASURES - BEFORE YOU LOSE YOUR CAT
is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets,
about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s
skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot,
takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to
a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the
life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s
shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the
power necessary to transmit the microchip’s unique cat or dog ID code and
positively identify the pet.
Have a personal tag made up with your pet’s name, and your contact information - an address and two phone numbers with area code. Mark it "Indoor Cat Only" and put the word "Reward" on it
Always keep your collar on your pet with its tags. Make sure you have a properly fitting safety collar and your pet will adjust to it.
Indoor cats need collars and tags too. They can sneak out.
Have current clear photos of your pet with a digital camera and keep it current on your computer. If your pet ever gets lost, you’ll have a photo to show, post and print. Photos can make a HUGE difference in getting your pet back faster.
If you move, UPDATE everything - tags, microchips, vet information, etc. Keep your pets records in one place so that you can easily update these items.Have your cat spayed or neutered - it reduces the escape and roaming urges! This is also a fantastic time to have a microchip implanted or tattoo id given.