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Kitty tags

April 16th, 2010, 09:02 AM
I have microchiped my rescue kitty. She will not be going outside, but I have a question? Is it better to have a visible tag on her as well? Just incase?

April 16th, 2010, 09:42 AM
Probably not a bad idea, Marty. Not every shelter is equipped with chip-readers (a lot of our rural shelters are so small that they work out of their kitchens). So the more ID you can have on your kitty in case of escape, the better! :thumbs up

April 16th, 2010, 09:46 AM
Both my cats are chipped but they both have personalized tags with our cell numbers. Now that the nice weather is here they are both hovering around the door when the dogs are let in/out. I figure if they are successful at least it is one more way to get them home fast. They both have breakaway collars.

April 16th, 2010, 09:53 AM
They both have breakaway collars.

Good choice! :thumbs up

I'm a tag fan myself. I've found 3 dogs in less than 3 years. If they had had useful info on their tags I could have called the owners directly rather than have to go thru THS/ Animal Services.

April 16th, 2010, 03:16 PM
I have a breakaway collar, I'm thinking a tag with my personal number and her name rather than the "24 pet watch" tag they offer. Thanks for the tip, and yes I worry about door dodging that's why I asked.

April 17th, 2010, 05:10 AM
We don't have microchipping where I live so I have tags on my babies. The cats have tags and on one side of the tag is reflective so they can be seen easier in the dark,,just in case they get out of the house.