Heartbreaking Experience of Losing a Pet Is an Important Reminder to Microchip

A microchip can mean a reunion.

Take advice from someone who recently lost a cat that was very, very close to them – please microchip your pets. I was watching a beautiful cat for a few months that I completely fell in love with. She was part of the family. But after her owner returned, we had to say goodbye. Then I got hit with the worst text of my life. The cat ran away, and they can’t find her.

My heart shattered completely. Posters have gone up, vets and animal shelters have been called, and still no sign of her. And even if she was found, it’s hard to know because she wasn’t microchipped. This is a pain I hope no one ever has to feel. If you’re on the fence about whether you want to microchip your pet or not, take a look at this clip from TikTok user @heavencanwaitlv on why it would be a good idea.

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See how important it is to microchip your fur baby? This owner lost Sushi 4 years ago and they are just now being reunited. 4 years?! I’m so glad they’re back together again. Let’s hope for the same outcome for the cat who means so much to me.

The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that microchipped animals are far more likely to be returned to their owners. In the study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters in 23 states, stray dogs were returned at more than double the overall rate of stray dogs. The rate for stray cats was even more dramatic.

If you’re interested in microchipping your fur baby, please contact your vet to learn more.

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