Here are some interesting facts to consider when you are deciding whether or not to get your pet microchipped...
* The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
*One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.
*Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
*Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
*Only 58 percent of the microchipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their pet parent’s contact information.
Here at Country Mutt you can bring your pet in at any time during our normal business hours to have him or her microchipped for a $30 cost. This cost includes having the microchip implanted as well as having us send in the paperwork for your lifetime registration with the microchip company (normally $20 all on its own for the registration).