Over the years, I have lost personal count of how many animals we have been able to reunite with their families after being lost. Your pet may lose their collar or tag, but the microchip stays with them and your pet has a much better chance of being returned to you because their microchip number can be traced.
Even if you have an "indoor only" pet, I highly recommend the microchip. If there is some sort of emergency and your pet gets out, an "indoor only" pet is at much greater risk than an animal that has had some out of door experience.
Microchips are available from your vet or you can even get them at The Big Fix when they come to town the Cedar City Cal Ranch on December 1, 2010. They offer vaccinations and microchips at a reduced rate (microchip is only $20) from 11AM to 3 PM. Spay and Neuter is on a first come/first serve basis. For more information, go to:
There is also a Big Fix at the Ivins Animal Shelter on Monday, November 29, 2010 and at Petco in Washington on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Appointments are available at both locations by calling:
Utah Family Finds Cat Who Had Been Missing for Seven Years because of Microchip
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