Michelson Found Animals Reminds You to Check The Chip August 15th
August 15 is National Check the Chip Day. This is an important day because as pet parents, we often do the right thing by microchipping our pets, but then the ongoing annual fees grows tiresome. Or we move and forget to change the contact information, or never change the initial contact information from the rescue we adopted from.
Did you know:
- Dogs are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners if they are chipped.
- Cats are 21.4 times more likely to be returned to their owners if they are chipped. But the microchips only work if the owner’s information is accurate. Otherwise, they may be returned to the animal rescue or shelter and no further attempts to contact you could be made.
Since inception, Michelson Found Animals has:
…helped over 1,000,000 pets and their people through adoption, spay and neuter, microchipping and other initiatives
…provided more than $12 million in funding for dozens of research projects worldwide in pursuit of nonsurgical sterilization technology
…granted over $9 million to animal welfare organizations to support low-cost spay and neuter initiatives and pet reunification technology
…found homes for more than 15,000 shelter animals through their adoption promotions and Adopt & Shop retail stores
…received the support of over 400 volunteers who donated in excess of 45,000 hours of work. August 23 is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – the inspiration that led Dr. Gary Michelson to start Found Animals Foundation. Hurricane Katrina was ground zero for many new initiatives in the care and support of our pets during emergencies. It’s important to stay prepared for any type of emergency and we’ve compiled some resources for easy reading on this topic below.
The Michelson Found Animals Foundation’s mission of saving pets and enriching lives is made possible by the generous contributions of Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson.