NATIONAL CHECK THE CHIP DAY: AUGUST 15
It's National Check the Chip Day today! If you've got a cat or dog at home who's been micro-chipped, today is the day to make sure the chip works. If your pets are not micro-chipped today is the day to seriously consider getting them chipped.
Micro-chipping greatly helps in reuniting missing pets with their owners. Did you know that every two seconds a family pet is lost, with only one in ten ever being found? 80 million US households have a pet. One in three pets are lost in their lifetime. Almost 10 MILLION dogs and cats are lost or stolen each year. That's 14% of dogs and 15% of cats. Cat owners were less likely to find their cat. Just 74% of lost cats are recovered, while 93% of lost dogs are recovered.
Did you know:
- Dogs are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners if they are chipped.
- Cats are 21.4 times more likely to be returned to their owners if they are chipped.
MICRO-CHIP YOUR PET: INFOGRAPHIC
WHY YOU SHOULD MICRO-CHIP YOUR PET: VIDEO
This National Check the Chip Day reminder is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte area pet-friendly residential real estate experts and pet parents. We've been opening doors for our dog-loving clients for 22+ years.
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