Friday, April 02, 2010

Because pets can’t recite their phone number

Dogs and Cats Need Visible Identification -- Pet ID Tag Day is April 3

Lost Pet Facts
  • Sadly, only 16 percent of lost dogs and 2 percent of lost cats are reunited with their owners.
  • Over 35,100 stray animals were received by Oregon shelters in 2008.
  • Visible identification is the fastest way to getting your pet back -- your pet’s identification tag should have, at a minimum a contact telephone number; the best tags include the owner’s name, address, and telephone number.
  • Indoor only cats should always wear identification just in case they get out.
  • Microchipping is a permanent form of identification and chips can be scanned at your local veterinarian, animal control, or animal shelter.
  • If more pets wore visible identification, the number of animals entering animal shelters would decrease.
Resources to Help you Find Your Lost Pet
  • Start looking as soon as you realize your pet is missing.
  • Keep current color photos of your pets handy to use for identification and posters.
  • Keep your contact information current on your pet’s ID tag and with the microchip company.
  • Register your pet with 24 Pet Watch (a 24 hour/7day a week pet recovery).
Get a Pet ID Tag

WHAT: The Oregon Humane Society is giving away free pet ID tags and offering a low cost microchip clinic ($25). The public can bring their dog, cat, or rabbit and get a microchip implanted for only $25. (No birds please.)

WHEN: Saturday, April 3 from 11 am – 2 pm

WHERE: OHS Animal Medical & Learning Center, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland OR 97211.

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