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A Microchip Can Save Your Lost Pet's Life


It's heartbreaking to lose a beloved pet because he got away from you and couldn't find his way back home. Unfortunately, it's also very common. The American Animal Humane Society estimates that one in three pets will get lost at some point in their lifetime. Every year, approximately 10 million pets are lost or stolen. Without a microchip, only about 22 percent of dogs and a dismal two percent of cats entering animal shelters are reunited with their owners. When a microchip is present, these statistics increase by 238 percent for dogs and over 2,000 percent for cats.