National Check The Chip Day: August 15 (Don't Lose Your Pets)

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

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

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MICRO-CHIPPING

 

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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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (44)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... I've never lost a pet and just can't imagine how I'd feel if I did. And yet... I see posts all the time on Nextdoor and Facebook from people whose pets have gotten loose and disappeared.

Aug 15, 2022 08:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Leanne Smith same here, Leanne... for both my shelter adopted dog and cat. But many people don't get their pets from a shelter and never micro-chip their pets. I think virtually all shelters now automatically micro-chip before they adopt out a dog or cat.

Aug 15, 2022 08:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... I've had totally indoor cats who were not micro-chipped, but never a dog. My cat now is micro-chipped because I adopted him from a shelter and they automatically micro-chip all dogs and cats.

Aug 15, 2022 08:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dorie Dillard Austin TX hi Dorie... I actually have a client who just lost one of her cats that wasn't micro-chipped. She was devastated.

Aug 15, 2022 08:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Norma J. Elkins good morning, Norma... thanks for stopping by and for supporting this important cause. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Aug 15, 2022 08:07 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I will never understand why all pet owners do not chip their fur babies. I am on a few FB rescue groups. The first thing they do is scan for a chip. When the pet is chipped most of the time it is reunited with the owner. Nina Hollander, Broker 

Aug 15, 2022 08:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... since we are so careful with out pets, it always amazes me how many people lose their pets. At least with a micro-chip the odds go way up to find them.

Aug 15, 2022 08:08 AM
Carol Williams

I have a friend who is convinced her Westie was nabbed. She was heartbroken and went on all the sites to report her lost. As it turns out, the people returned her. She thinks because the dog has a very sensitive digestive system and they probably didn't like cleaning up after her.

Aug 15, 2022 08:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams there are always stories like that. With all the natural disasters we've had, I know micro-chipped animals were reunited way faster with their owners.

Aug 15, 2022 01:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist hi Kathleen... the statistics speak for themselves... micro-chip your cat and the odds of recovering it go up 21.4 times; micro-chip your dog and the odds of recovery increase 2.5 times. Seems like a good reason to do it.

Aug 15, 2022 08:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, Lucy and Izzi both came from the Dumb Friends League, and they neuter and chip every pet before adoption.

Aug 15, 2022 09:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina good advice, but I wonder why we don't micro-chip kids???

Aug 15, 2022 11:54 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

We no longer have any pets, but we had our pets chipped when we had them.  It would be so sad to loose our little friends. 

Aug 15, 2022 12:17 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... the shelters do that now, but they didn't used to and there are plenty of people who get their pets from a place other than a shelter. Our first dogs from a shelter many years ago were not micro-chipped. But Bingo was.

Aug 15, 2022 01:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... I do believe there's been talk of that... but let's face it, micro-chipping humans is somewhat Orwellian.

Aug 15, 2022 01:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ray Henson hi Ray... losing a pet when you could have prevented it would be more than sad... for me it would be devastating.

Aug 15, 2022 01:49 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Great post Nina Hollander, Broker I don't even know if Baby is chipped or not but I do know her vet so I am going to check with him tomorrow.

Aug 15, 2022 06:34 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bob "RealMan" Timm hi Bob... and if it turns out that Baby is not chipped, you should make sure that she is.

Aug 16, 2022 04:30 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - Although I don't have pets, this is really good information to share! I know a lot of people who have pets and I'll pass the information on. You are such a great advocate for dogs and cats.

Aug 17, 2022 05:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... being an advocate for dogs and cats is one of my "pet" causes (no pun intended!).

Aug 17, 2022 06:28 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Interestingly enough, I was just thinking about this topic last evening.  I have two cats.  One stays in the house exclusively, but his little sister is a little more adventurous.  I need to get her chipped!

Aug 19, 2022 01:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Myrl Jeffcoat hi Myrl... the good news is that these days if you adopt from most shelters cats and dogs are not only spayed and neutered but also chipped before you can take them home.

Aug 20, 2022 06:51 AM