A Simple Solution
All dogs and cats should have two forms of ID:
1. Ear tattoos or microchip implants: Permanent ID is crucial, as pets often slip their collars or aren't wearing them when they escape out the front door! Microchips are well worth the extra expense because they are permanent. The unique codes allow SPCA staff, animal control agencies or veterinarians to trace you pet back to you. Learn more about microchipping. With the launch of BC Pet Registry we strive to return companion animals home at rates never experienced before. Sign up your pet’s permanent ID today!
2. A visible ID tag: Inexpensive and allows easy identification for a neighbour or passerby to return a lost pet quickly. Include your pet's name and a phone number where someone can be reached 24 hours. Be sure to ID cats too, especially those kept indoors; they especially need ID for when they accidentally escape.
Remember, if your pet has multiple forms of identification, strangers will be more likely to step in to aid your lost animal.