YOUR HSSPCA Recommends Pets Be Microchipped
Especially Before Storm Season


It is estimated that 1/3 of pets will go missing at some point in their lives, and 90% of them will NOT find their way home without an effective form of ID such as an up-to-date microchip. YOUR Humane Society SPCA reminds pet owners of the lifesaving importance in having their pets microchipped as May is National “Microchip Your Pet” Month.❤ Your pet can be lost in so many different ways: running in fear from bad weather, loud noises, other animals, vehicle accidents if not secured safely in a seat with a harness or in a travel crate. They can be stolen or misplaced while traveling by plane, train or bus. No matter the circumstance of how your pet is separated from you, the best thing to do for a successful reunion – and possibly saving your pet’s life – is to provide identification either on your pet in the form of an ID tag, or in your pet by a tiny microchip, which is a transponder the size of a grain of rice. Microchipping a pet has a history of great success, even between states! Your pet may have traveled hundreds of miles from you, but with an updated microchip, its chances of a reunion increase dramatically. The average cost of microchipping your dog, cat, bird, horse or most any pet by a veterinarian is often less than $50, and typically includes registration with a national pet recovery database, which is a must. 
Look for free microchip clinics which may be held in your area. Be sure to update the registration if you move or change phone numbers. A microchip is the best way to ensure your pet’s ID doesn’t fall off, can’t be removed or become unreadable.
One other note about traveling with your pet by airplane, train or bus. In addition to tagging or microchipping your beloved pet, YOUR Humane Society SPCA suggests attaching a temporary travel tag with your cell phone number, your destination phone number and address, and even your email address to the pet carrier.
This is the most important thing you can do (yet it is the most overlooked) in case things go wrong along the way.
An ID tag on a collar or harness should, at minimum, contain your cell phone number, but consider including your email and physical addresses.
Be sure you can reconnect with your pet! ID tags are inexpensive, and the low cost of microchipping is well worth the one-time investment to insure you’ll be reunited with your furry family member as soon as possible.  For more helpful information, visit: freepetchipregistry.com.
Get your pet setup for a microchip appointment and get them their ID tag today especially before hurricane season begins!🐾❤