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. IDtag.com 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 tag.com. If your pet goes missing, call the IDtag.com phone center or logon at IDtag.com and an instantaneous lost pet alert is automatically broadcast to shelters and rescue organizations within 50 miles of your pet’s last know location. IDtag.com’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 IDtag.com, who are on call 24/7, will immediately contact you on up to 6 different phone numbers.
The differences between using IDtag.com 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!
IDtag.com 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.