Michigan Humane Society

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How to Help a Lost Pet Come Home

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Each year, the three Michigan Humane Society centers for animal care in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland take in 10,000-15,000 or more stray dogs and cats. Sadly, only about 10% of these lost animals have any identification such as an ID tag, license or microchip making it difficult to reunite them with their families.

If you have a cat or dog, the very best thing you can do for them to help ensure they find their way home if they ever get lost, is to have a collar and ID tag on them at all times and to get them microchipped. If they are found by anyone or brought to a shelter, they will know right away who their owner is, and be able to call you to come get your pet!

Here are some other tips for what to do if your pet is lost.

Here is some more information on microchipping.

Curtis Jackson the Labrador was microchipped at one of our Protect a Pet clinics. This microchip was the key to him getting home to his mom! Microchipping saves lives and keeps families together!


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