Microchip Pets to Give Them the Best Chance of Returning Home from Being Lost
Up to 10 million animals end up in shelters every year. Unfortunately, only 15-20% of dogs and less than 2% of cats are ever reclaimed by their owners. One of the ways to increase the chances of finding your lost friend is to microchip pets.
The stats show that missing pets rarely make it home:
Why Microchip Pets?
- The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or taken in the U.S. every year.
- One in three pets will become lost eventually throughout their life.
A study consisting of 53 animal shelters across the United States, validated the high rate of return of microchipped dogs and cats to their households, and the importance of microchip registration. From the study:
- Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
- Less than 2 percent of lost cats that got in the animal shelters were reunited with their households. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was significantly greater at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
- Only 58 percent of the microchipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their animal moms and dad’s contact information.
High-Tech Defense Can Prevent Heartbreak
Get your pets microchipped– a simple, sophisticated item of our state-of-the-art age. No bigger than a grain of rice or more costly than a month’s supply of pet food, a pet microchip and registration in a pet database brings lost pets home and offers peace of mind that your precious buddy will never ever roam unidentified.
Our Veterinarians Encourage Microchipping Pets
And with good reason– microchipping pets considerably increases the possibility of an animal returning home by offering safe, trustworthy, unique and irreversible recognition.