If you share your heart and home with one or more felines, it is time to CHIP YOUR CAT. As a responsible pet owner, you can give your cat the best chance of being identified and returned safely to you. Microchips give that extra level of protection if your cat gets separated form his or her collar and tags.
All pets should wear collars and identification tags. The I.D. tag should contain the pet’s name, your phone number and at least, your last name. Indoor cats could slip through an open door or window and become lost and an identification tag will help neighbors or your local animal shelter return your cat to you. Please use safety or break away collars on cats so the cat can free itself from the collar if it accidentally gets caught, avoiding the risk of injury.
Another form of identification is a microchip. A microchip is a secondary form of identification which it is inserted under the skin in the shoulder area of the pet. It is not a GPS device but has to be scanned in order to be read. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have universal scanners to read all microchips and the microchip is registered in a national database. The veterinarian or shelter has to call and get owner information from the database, so it is very important that you keep your contact information up-to-date. If you adopted your pet from a shelter and it was chipped by the shelter, their information is also in the database.
Help us and all shelters increase the number of lost cats reunited with their owners. Currently fewer than 10% of lost cats brought to shelters are reunited with their owners (compared to 2 to 5 times that rate for dogs).
Chip Your Cat now and provide yourself the peace of mind knowing your cat has a much increased chance of being returned to you should he or she become lost.
Call The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society for an appointment today!
Check out the official Chip Your Cat web page, including Frequently Asked Questions about Microchips.