Prevent Your Pet from Getting Lost Again

An ID tag can mean the difference between life and death for a dog or cat. Even indoor-only pets need tags. Also consider getting your companion microchipped as a way to permanently identify your dog or cat.

Microchips cannot come off like a collar and tag, and give you an extra "insurance policy" in case your pet becomes lost again. Most veterinary clinics can microchip and register your companion with a national database service for a one-time fee under $50. Learn more about microchips

Security at home

Check your house and yard to determine how your dog or cat managed to escape, and correct the problem as soon as possible.

Additionally, PAWS has information that can help you address behavior issues including how to manage escaping behavior as well as details on how to establish a safe confinement plan for your cats. Learn more about outdoor cat enclosures.

Get your pet spayed or neutered

Animals who are still sexually intact will roam because they are looking to fulfill the natural instinct to mate. By spaying or neutering your pets, you will eliminate this desire and make it easier to keep them content and safe at home.

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