Two thirds of pets taken in by Blue Cross aren’t microchipped11 Jun 2012
Nearly two thirds of the pets taken in by Blue Cross aren’t microchipped, new figures have revealed.
The numbers rise to more than 70 per cent for cats brought in as strays. Many of these were well looked after, friendly pets who may have just become lost.
But without any identification connecting them to their owners, it’s impossible to reunite them with their families who may be desperately trying to find them.
Julie Stone, Blue Cross animal rehoming centre manager says: “As a nation we cherish our pets and they are usually treasured members of the family.
“It is so sad when our centres take in what appears to be a much-loved pet but with no clue as to who their owner might be.”
Julie adds: “Microchipping is the only reliable way of protecting your pet if they are lost or stolen – and costs are very low when you consider the heartache if your pet became lost forever.”
Are your details up to date?
If your pet is microchipped, make sure your contact details are up to date so you can be reunited with your pet should the worst happen.
To celebrate National Microchipping Month Petlog has an exclusive offer where you can upgrade to Petlog Premium for £7.50 throughout June – a 50 per cent saving.
This means that you can update your details for free as often as you like, as well as a whole list of other benefits.
To find out more, visit the National Microchipping Month website.