"Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet.
By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other."
-- Louis J. Camuti

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Importance of Microchips!

A calico cat, missing for nine months, was reunited Thursday with her owner, now living in Arizona.

RV ran away from home in July just as her owner was preparing to move to Tucson, Ariz., said Nancy McKenney, interim director for King County Animal Care and Control.

In February, RV was found in Federal Way and turned in to a shelter. Animal Control officers were able to find the owner in his new home thanks to a microchip he had embedded in RV.

The owner also made sure to update his information with the agency monitoring the microchip information, McKenney said.

"This is a great example of why it is so important to have two forms of identification on your cat at all times," McKenney said. "If your pet wears an ID tag, a license, and has a microchip, the chances of having your pet return home are exponentially greater than if they were wearing just one form of identification or none at all."

Story taken from seatlepi.com.


Daisy March 7, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

Harley and I both have microchips! We never go Outside except on harness and leash or in our stroller, but my Mommie was worried about what would happen if we accidentally got out one day.

Widow October 19, 2010 at 8:35 AM  

Two forms of identification is so important because reuniting a beloved pet with their owner is an amazing joy.

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I’m just a girl doing my best to help every creature who cannot speak for himself. I hope to one day own my own rescue, but until then I will continue to do the little things I can. I’ve had many animal companions in my time, including fish, frogs, gerbils, hermit crabs, birds, cats, and dogs. I am currently the proud person of one dog, five cats and two geckos. On weekends I can be seen moonlighting as Cat Woman.


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