- 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen each year.
- 22% of lost dogs entering shelters are returned to their families.
- 52% of microchipped pets are reunited with their owners.
- Among dogs who were microchipped, 35% of the ones whose owners could not be found was due to phone numbers that no longer worked or were accurate.
Although this data is for Americans, missing or stolen Dogs and Cats is quite common worldwide. In the UK, it's been reported that there is a 33% rise in the number of reported dog thefts between 2014 and 2015. This is a shocking increase!
Have a peace of mind and ensure your best friend is safe by having an up to date identification in the form of both a collar/ID tag and a microchip.