Movin’ On UP! A Moving Tip You May Forget
October 18, 2011 at 10:00:30 am | Posted by Courtney F. in Pet Identification, Pet MicrochippingTweet
My friend just bought a house. A fancy house with things like a dishwasher, air-conditioning and a backyard (FYI, I’ll be hanging out there a lot)!
Anyway, it got me thinking…
When you move, you have to tell people in your life where to find you (how else can your friends enjoy your beautiful bay windows overlooking the park across the street). But, along with telling your friends and family, you also need to update your information at the DMV, the post office and even…your pet’s microchip registry!
What’s a microchip registry, you ask? A microchip registry is an online database that links your pet’s microchip number to your contact information. That way, if your pet ever becomes lost, animal shelters will know how to notify you that your pet has been found. (If you are not sure where to register your pet, look for the manufacturer on your pet’s microchip paperwork. There should be a phone number or a website where you can update your contact information).
It’s a simple step that many pet owners overlook when they move. But it’s just as important as anything else!
Some pets can become stressed when they have to move. It can be a scary thing and a time when pet owners should worry most about Fido or Felix attempting a great escape! Although we’d like to picture them on one of those movie adventures where they meet other animal friends in a heroic effort to return home, the reality is, they will most likely be picked up by your local animal control agency and scanned for their microchip. If you haven’t updated your information…your pet’s chances of getting returned home significantly decrease!
So, while moving into a new home can be exciting (AND STRESSFUL), don’t forget to add ‘updating your pet’s information in their microchip registry’ to your growing TO DO list! That way when you have your big housewarming party to show off those fancy new window treatments… you can rest easy knowing your furry friends are part of the welcome party!