Microchipping Your Pet

If you can’t stand the thought of losing your beloved dog or cat, you’ll want to seriously consider microchipping your pet.

No one ever plans to lose their pet. No one plans to have their pet run away. But accidents happen and many lost pets end up in animal shelters across the country.  Such shelters and pet rescue organizations always scan every animal that comes into them. Unfortunately, not all animals are microchipped. And not all pets are wearing identification tags or collars. Because of this, many pets are never returned to their owners. It’s sad, but true.

Your beloved Fluffy becomes someone else’s Fido. Your Rascal becomes some other family’s Rex. But of course, that’s a best-case scenario. Not all lost or runaway pets survive on their own.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Help create a happy ending to your lost pet story with microchipping.

When you are microchipping your pet, you want to be sure to fill out all the paperwork thoroughly as part of your microchip registration. When you include your address, email and phone number, it enables you to be contacted when your pet is found.

Plan for an unexpected situation and be prepared in case your dog or cat gets lost. If you are interested in microchipping your pet, contact Marion County Animal Services or your local veterinarian.