By Tim Kowols
With 22 percent of dogs and only 2 percent of cats being successfully reunited with their owners after being lost and turned into animal shelters according to a study by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, microchipping is turning into a reliable option to help buck the trend. The small radio-frequency identification implants are injected into the pet and contain critical information to help it reunite with its owner when scanned. With one in three pets getting lost at some point in their life according to the American Humane Association, April Delfosse from the Door County Humane Society says microchips can be a very useful tool for owners and shelters.
Delfosse reminds owners with microchipped pets to update their information as soon as their information changes. Available for a small fee, microchipping is one of the many services available at the Door County Humane Society, which is entering a major fundraising competition beginning tomorrow as a part of the Michelson Saving Pets Challenge.