A Few Words About I.D.

A Few Words About I.D.

All pets, including indoor dogs and cats, need to wear collars with personal identification and rabies vaccination tags. Personal identification tags with the owner’s name, current address, and current telephone number(s) are necessary.

Microchip your pet. Give your pet the extra security of a microchip. A microchip identifies your pet even when his collar and tags get lost or removed. A microchip is the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is inserted under your pet’s skin between his shoulder blades with a special needle. It hurts a little at first, just like a shot, but will stay there for the rest of your pet’s life as permanent identification. Your pet will not even know it’s there. If your pet gets lost and someone brings him to a shelter, he is scanned for a microchip. If he’s been chipped, the shelter is able to identify you and your pet with the one-of-a-kind I.D. number.

Even the most responsible pet owners experience unexpected circumstances which cause pets to accidentally stray, becoming lost or injured.

Don’t let your pet become a shelter statistic – Give him or her proper identification!

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