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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.

Did you put your number as a contact number? I'd hate to think that grandpa died and the kids let the dog loose without any intention of finding him again...

 

Contact info was left and we were able to follow up on the dog and are happy to report he is back home.

 

Yup! As Nann said, I left my info with them, and left a note to call if they had trouble finding the owner. I would hate for something to happen, he seemed very nice. Unfortunately, I just couldn't take him home that night because of my dog. He did have his County License tag on him, so I wasn't concerned that he couldn't be identified, but I just wish I could have drove him home that night.

 

I'm glad that he was reunited! And thank goodness that he didn't lose his collar in his adventure!

 

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