Introducing The “Amber Alert” for Pets ENTER TO WIN A LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION!

Fri, Feb 19, 2010

Collars & Tags, Giveaways


Did you know that nearly eight million pets end up in animal shelters each year, and that 75 percent are euthanized? I can’t stand the thought of someone’s beloved pet cat going missing and the sheer panic her owners must feel. If this ever were to happen to you, there’s a new service that could greatly increase the chances of finding your lost pet. is a nationwide (US and Canada), 24/7 interactive network for recovering lost pets and reuniting them with their families. You simply purchase one of their stylish ID tags for your pet to wear, and subscribe to the service (first 6 months are free, $9.95 per year to renew, $1.99 activation fee). Each tag comes with a unique “pet social security number” that you register at ID If your pet goes missing, call the phone center or logon at and an instantaneous lost pet alert is automatically broadcast to shelters and rescue organizations within 50 miles of your pet’s last know location.’s network includes 15 thousand shelters and rescue organizations who will immediately be on the lookout for your pet.

When you initially register your ID tag, you can also upload photos of your pet and other information including veterinary records and owner contact info, which can be useful in an emergency. When your pet is found, operators at, who are on call 24/7, will immediately contact you on up to 6 different phone numbers.

The differences between using and a pet microchip include the following:

  • ID tag is clearly visible
  • Lower cost than microchips
  • Non-invasive, no implants
  • Automatic alert system to network of shelters and rescue organizations
  • Easy to update pet info online
  • No microchip reader needed


ENTER TO WIN A LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION! is offering a cat ID tag and a lifetime subscription to one lucky Moderncat reader! To enter please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing on February 26. One entry per person. The service is only available in the US and Canada.

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331 Responses to “Introducing The “Amber Alert” for Pets ENTER TO WIN A LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION!”

  1. 51

    I would hate to lose my kitty!

  2. 52

    Nehkoh is an indoor kitty and would like him to be found should he ever get lost.

  3. 53

    Would love one for my baby!

  4. 54

    This is a fabulous idea! I think that a backup “system” is essential, because there are different protocols for ID chips.

  5. 55

    I live in an apartment building, and you’d think my kitties could only get as far as the common hallway. But I find the exterior doors standing open all the time! This would really put my mind at ease…

  6. 56

    My cats don’t go out (at lest if we can help it) but these tags would be a blessing if they did.

  7. 57
    Leslie D

    This a wonderful idea! Thanks for providing the information and the lifetime subscription to one lucky winner.

  8. 58
    Lost Animal Recovery Expert

    I think that this is a good way to waste money. Many cats will shed their collars therefore making them totally unidentifiable. This is no substitute for microchipping. Take the money you were going to spend on this, go to the vet and get your cat chipped.

    If you really want a tag, get one done for a couple of dollars and put your phone number on it.

  9. 59

    I would be devastated if either of my boys ever got lost!

  10. 60

    What a great idea. I volunteer at an animal rescue and it is so sad to see how many lost little pet souls are out there.

  11. 61

    I have been wanting to get one of these for my Sammy girl, but Now I might win One!

  12. 62

    I Love win this ID tag for my mom in-low cat

  13. 63

    I do a lot to keep my kitties safe, and to prepare for any possibility or emergency, but I would be so worried and frightened if they ever got out and I’d do anything to find them!

  14. 64
    susan leech

    This is a great idea and all pet owners should get this. I like the heart shape one. susan Leech

  15. 65

    Once Sesame was lost…but I found her again. I don’t want to go through that again!

  16. 66
    Angelica Ortega

    these are perfect! Id love to get one.

  17. 67
    Patricia L.

    this looks like a great idea. the tag is a great accessory and provides great identification if your buddy gets lost

  18. 68
    Jessica N

    This is such a good idea. It’s safer to have both the microchip and a visible tag for added measure. You never know what could happen.

  19. 69
    Snowflake07 (Audra)

    This is great. Goodness forbid one of my cats ever got out, but with a toddler now…I suppose it is very possible. I should get one of these to be on the safe side.

  20. 70

    I’ve been planning on getting my kitties microchipped .. my pups are both microchipped and I swear by that, but this is a better solution for a kitty that really doesn’t get outside and i’d love to win it. Lisa

  21. 71

    The more Lifetime ID protection the better!

  22. 72

    I travel with my cats frequently and constantly worry about them getting lost in an airport or strange city. Every precaution I can take to ensure they will be properly identified and reunited with me is worth the effort. They’ve never needed those precautions to date, but I will never be lax in my responsibility.

  23. 73

    Great idea!

  24. 74

    I had just made a resolution that I need to get my cats collared & tagged in case of emergency. This seems like a great deal.

  25. 75

    All my cats and dogs have a micro chip but more protection is good news.

  26. 76

    This is really an amazing service idea – though I have all of my animals chipped, I think nothing beats a visual tag….not to mention the fact that they contact all the shelters within 50 miles! Awesome!

  27. 77
    Amanda Gitglicklin

    Thanks for the opportunity. What you do is grand! Beautiful products as well

  28. 78

    Great idea!

  29. 79

    What a great idea! My cats are indoor-only but this would be a great backup, juuuust in case.

  30. 80

    This is a great idea although there is the problem of what happens if the cat slips their collar. But having someone to call who will at least be able to distribute their info and photo is a nice backup.

  31. 81
    Joan Weinberg

    I’m writing from Israel. Our animal welfare foundation will be launching in about four months and our Web site in about two, but we have been active for about five years and only recently decided that we needed to become an official organization.

    We have a unique situation here: Chip information is used by Arabs when they steal dogs and then ransom them back to their owners. (Someone told me that using the word “Arab” was racist, but I have yet to come across the theft and ransoming of a dog by an Israeli Jew!)

    There was another recent chip situation: We had a Rabies outbreak up North. A town was geographically cut in half; all of the animals on one side that had no chips/no owners had to be put to sleep while all of the animals on the other side were given injections and chipped.

    Right now we are seeking contributions to release and find homes for a large number of dogs that are euthanized within a very brief span of time by the Jerusalem Municipal vet. He refuses to allow volunteers inside the “shelter,” won’t allow adoption days, won’t allow volunteer trainers, won’t allow…

    We located a dog trainer/pensione outside of the city and launched our Harriet Tubman-style Underground Railway for dogs just yesterday!

    We are looking for donations big and small. Even $1 a day would be a big assist.

    If anyone is interested in writing to me to request any further info, I’m sure that Kate of Modern Cat won’t mind that I’ve piggybacked on her site to extend this invitation to you:

    Shalom vay todah! (Peace and thanks!)


  32. 82

    these are an excellent idea!

  33. 83

    love those tags, so cute!

  34. 84
    Lisa Barrett

    Wonderful, fantastic idea! Thanks for the giveaway, Lisa

  35. 85
    Christine O'Connell

    Cute tags! Mr. Mokes likes the security of his back yard but he could be tempted to chase another cat over the fence. This tag might make the difference in getting home again.

  36. 86
    Judith Agogliati

    What a great idea! I have had my cat missing a couple of times and this would have helped so much!

  37. 87
    Woodgie's Gramma

    That is wonderful. I’d love to win it for the Woodge! She tends to bolt out the door if she has a chance…

  38. 88

    Five kitties means some serious summertime backyard responsibilities…kitties LOVE to escape when your back is turned!

  39. 89
    kate t

    great idea. The only problem with id tags is that they can come off.

  40. 90

    Wow, what an amazing service. And extremely reasonably priced. I do worry all the time about what would happen if my cat and faithful companion were to get out. I will be definitely getting this for myself, my boyfriend and passing the information on to friends and the local no kill cat shelter.

  41. 91

    Great idea! I need 4 of them…..

  42. 92

    this would be really, really great, would make me feel so much better about my little indoor/outdoor kitty!

  43. 93

    This is such a wonderful thing to finally have for kitties.

  44. 94
    Sheila B

    I cant imagine what I would do if my little Allie was lost and I couldnt find him. My four legged child is 13 and I love him just as much as my human children.

  45. 95
    R Hicks

    I love these cute little ID tags!

  46. 96

    Sounds like a great service!

  47. 97

    This is awesome… Essentially supplies the same service as a microchip (well as long as the cat’s collar doesn’t come off!). Great idea!

  48. 98

    My darling occasionally tried to make a run out the door and this would reassure me if she does make her great escape.

  49. 99

    Love this ID tag program and the tags are darling

  50. 100

    This is awesome!! What a great idea!

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