Our first kitty, Leia (right), was a stray.
The mom couldn't find her original family.
We have been blogging less than 2 years, and since then we have had the big derecho, a couple hurricanes and now a tornado. Of course, many places around the country and world have their wild weather, and every time it happens, animals lose their homes. Most never make it back. Remember all the "Katrina" pets who had to find new homes?
The statistics on lost animals are grim. The mom has rescued many strays in her time, but not once was she able to find the previous owner. Many became our new family member and we know most of our readers have done the same.
Our dear Lumpy was another stray,
as was our lovely Robbie
(the mom hasn't found any pix of him yet).
It just breaks our hearts to learn someone lost their animal, but there is something you can do. Shelters are doing it now before they adopt out their animals. Microchipping is the answer.
At BlogPaws, we learned of an online free microchip registry at Found Animals. Found Animals is a nonprofit and they run the only free registry that will contact you via texts, email and calls when your pet is found. The tornado is an example of never knowing when something disastrous will happen. Knowing your pets are protected through microchip and registration is peace of mind during a tumultuous time.
MMM is our most recent adoptee.
The mom believes she had a family a long time ago because
although she is feral in many respects, she had must have had
minimal human contact and was used to the indoors when young.
Even if your pet is microchipped, if it isn't registered, the chip is meaningless. So please, have your pets microchipped, then take the few minutes required to register them. At Found Animals, you can do it any time at your convenience.
Click on our link above, or here, to go to the registry. Look around the website too, they have lots of info you might be interested in about disaster planning and other topics. If this post helps just one animal return home we will be happy!
Stay safe, kitties, and enjoy your weekend! Thank Cod, we have blue skies, and we hope you do too.