1 out of 3 pets will get lost at some point in their lifetime. Without identification, 90% will not return home. The Microchip is safe, non-migrating with an unalterable 10 digit code which lasts the entire life of your cat. The chip is approximately the size of a grain of rice and is injected between your pet’s shoulder blades. While collars with identification tags are strongly recommended for all cats, they can be lost or removed, leaving no way to determine the lost cat’s owner.
The majority of shelters and animal hospitals now have microchip scanners by which they are able to identify an animal that has a chip, so long as that chip has been registered by the owner. There is a registration form that must be filled out and mailed in along with a one-time registration fee. Without this registration the chip is rendered useless. The Pet Recovery Service works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to facilitate the recovery of lost pets.