There are several steps you can take to keep your pets safe and reduce the likelihood that they’ll become lost or stolen.
Have your pet microchipped. Microchips are an implanted form of identification equipped to access your contact information when scanned at an animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Remember update your information with your microchip company when you move or change phone numbers. CVHS offers microchipping services The process is quick and easy, and for just $35, it can save a great deal of heartache.
Make sure your pet is wearing a collar or ID tag. Studies show that pets with collars are more likely to be assisted by the public. If you are in need of a collar or tag for your pet, we sell engraved ID tags and collars at CVHS. Be sure to include a current phone number on the ID tag.
Spay/neuter your pet. Studies have shown that spayed and neutered animals are less likely to roam. They tend to stay closer to home and are less likely to get lost.
Keep updated photos of your pets. Be sure to get close-ups as well as full-body photos in case you ever need to post “lost pet” fliers.