This is my worst nightmare….the thought of losing one of my precious little Yorkies! Elvis, Priscilla and her baby Miracle have ran out our front door, and went running down our street too many times to count. We are too afraid to simply wait for them to come back home, so we always go running after them, until we find them. Our biggest fear is that they would be hit by a car, because they are so small, and a driver might not even see them until it was too late. If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having a pet run away, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says to hold out hope! There’s a great chance that you’‘ll find them….
According to the ASPCA:
Only 15 percent of pet guardians reported a lost dog or cat in the past five years.
Percentages of lost dogs versus lost cats were nearly identical: 14 percent for dogs and 15 percent for cats.
93 percent of dogs and 75 percent of cats reported lost were returned safely to their homes.
Only 6 percent of dog owners and 2 percent of cat owners found their lost pets at shelters.
15 percent of dogs were found because they were sporting identification tags or microchips.
How long did it take you to find your lost pet? How did you find them…Microchip help?