Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Use a Personalized ID Tag!
Yes, this is quite a corny post and post title, but it's important for those who love your pets.
Please use a personalized tag with your phone number for your dog or cat, in addition to a county license.
I ask because as I was about to get home from work on Sunday, I found this poor old dog wandering around the street. He seemed to be having a good time, but he was headed toward a busy street so I couldn't let him go any further without trying to get him home. Fortunately he was friendly, although a little shy, but I had some leftovers from lunch in my car.
I finally got comfortable enough to take hold of his collar and look at his tag. He had one, but only the county ID tag, which has a serial number. It was 7pm on a Sunday night, so I couldn't call his license. Poor old guy would need to wait to see if there was a home to return to. I brought him to the shelter in the area I found him, left my contact information, and would follow up the next day.
If he had a phone number he could have gone home right away. Please folks, put a tag on your pet's collar.
FOLLOWUP: 1/10/07 After following up with animal services shelter that issued this guy's license, "Buck" as he is called was reunited with his owner.