Cheyenne the boxer bolted while on a walk. Gracie the beagle was frightened by fireworks and forced her way under the fence. Gretel the cat didn’t return from her daily walk around the back yard. Rosco, a beloved rescue dog was taken by a vengeful ex-boyfriend.
When: Friday, August 17, 2012
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- 30-60% of lost pets in shelters are euthanized because they cannot be properly identified. Only about 14% of dogs and 4% of cats placed in shelters are returned to their owners.
- Less than 25% of all animals that enter shelters are adopted by new owners.
- About 2 million pets that are reported missing each year may be victims of theft.
- Collar tags are a great way to identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners, but they can easily come off or be removed.
- Reading a microchip is easier than trying to read the tattoo of a frightened stray animal.
- Microchipping is permanent, completely unalterable, and does not change or harm the appearance of the animal in any way. The procedure is safe, inexpensive, fast and virtually painless for the animal.
- There are about 50,000 microchip scanners currently in use by shelters and veterinarians.
Last month we focused on feeding your pet the right amount of food and several of you have reported remarkable results from making this adjustment. Congratulations, keep up this valuable change for your pet. Studies show that pets with correct weight and body scores live significantly longer lives than pets that are overweight. If you would like a free nutritional consult for your pet, just call us and make an appointment with one of our Certified Veterinary Assistants.