Microchips and ID Tags Save Lives
By Lauren Green, Communications and Digital Media Specialist
It can happen in an instant – a door left open by accident, looking away for a mere second – and your dog or cat disappears. In the wake of the Oklahoma tornado tragedy, we hope that all animal owners will have their pets microchipped, a small step that could make the difference between a lost or stray animal and your pet coming home to their family. In 2012 alone, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) saw more than 500 animals returned to their loved ones, many through the help of microchips, ID tags or lost reports. These are just three stories of lives changed by taking a few extra steps before disaster strikes.