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Lost Pet Prevention
Securing your home
The best way to prevent a lost pet is by ensuring that he cannot get out of his home or play space. Around your home look for places that your pet can escape.
A pet license is the first thing our officers check when finding a lost pet. If your pet is wearing his license, our officers can give your pet a ride home. If you have lost your pet license tag, click here to find out how to replace it.
If your pet does get out, an identification tag can easily get him back home. Tags should have all of your contact information including multiple phone numbers and address. A variety of styles and colors of personalized tags can be purchased from Seattle Animal Shelter.
Sometimes tags and collars can get lost. A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is implanted under the skin of your pet. Shelters and veterinary offices are able to read the microchip and get information about your pet. Most veterinarians implant microchips using a simple shot. Once your pet has a microchip, it is imperative that you register the microchip and ensure that your contact information is up-to-date with the microchip company.
Spay or Neuter your PetPets that are spayed or neutered are less likely to roam because their instinct to mate will be lessened. By spaying or neutering you can keep your happy, healthy pet at home.