July is Lost Pet Prevention Month

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month! Created by our friends at PetHub, this initiative is aimed at raising awareness and providing pet owners with tools and strategies to prevent their pets from going missing. This month is particularly critical as July 4th celebrations create the largest influx in animal shelters. Fireworks and gatherings can easily startle pets, causing them to flee in fear. Additionally, summer vacations can lead to pets getting lost in unfamiliar environments.

Did you know that over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year? With one in three pets becoming lost at some point during their life, it’s crucial to take steps to prevent this scenario. According to the American Humane Association, only 22% of lost dogs and a mere 2% of lost cats entering shelters without identification are reunited with their families. However, there’s a way to significantly improve these odds: Paw Finders rabies tags from National Band & Tag.

Increase the Chances of a Safe Return with Paw Finders

Paw Finders tags are more than just rabies tags; they are a lost pet recovery system. When someone finds your pet, they can easily use a smartphone to scan the QR Code on the tag to get your phone number and contact you to start the reunion process.

During Lost Pet Prevention Month, take the time to ensure your pet’s safety. If you received a Paw Finders tag from your veterinarian or municipality, scan your QR Code to register your tag, or make sure the registered information is up to date. By registering your Paw Finders, you can greatly increase the likelihood of a happy reunion with your furry friend if they ever go missing. Let’s work together to keep our pets safe and sound, not just in July, but all year round.

Other Tips for Preventing Lost Pets

To help keep your furry family members safe, here are some helpful tips:

  1. Always Use a Collar and ID Tag: Ensure your pet wears a collar with a Paw Finders tag at all times. This is the simplest and most effective way for someone to identify and contact you if your pet is found.
  2. Microchipping: Microchip your pets as a backup form of identification. This permanent form of ID can be scanned by veterinarians and shelters.
  3. Leash and Secure Enclosures: Always walk your dog on a leash, even if they are well-trained. Make your home and yard escape-proof. Check for loose fence boards or gaps and ensure all gates are securely latched.
  4. Spay and Neuter: Spaying and neutering can reduce the likelihood of pets wandering off in search of a mate.
  5. Community Engagement: Actively engage with your community. Encourage neighbors to report missing or found pets on social media and local platforms.

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