|Purred: Thu Aug 29, '13 11:57am PST |
|I think it can really depend on the cat too. Like, if Midas got out, someone might be able to pick him up, but I know some cats wouldn't let anyone near them. Same for my dog Ember. If she gets out, I really don't see her going around anyone. She is very feral, and despite a lot of progress, I fear she would completely revert and not let anyone near her. Though that being said, I personally ended up catching a stray dog that had very similar tenancies, so it is possible! For my tags, I typically have:
Back: Two phone numbers WITH area code. Sometimes I also put REWARD, but you have to be willing to follow through with that I suppose.
That's it. The point of the microchip, in my mind, is as a back-up if the collar gets lost, and mostly if they are picked up by animal control. The microchip links to the same phone numbers that would be on the tag, and I want those phone numbers to be as large and as easy to read as possible. I also try to get the smallest tag possible for the pet's comfort, and having dogs that are smaller than most cats means that two phone numbers is typically all I can fit.
I have the name on the front, and I sew the D ring to the rest of the collar so that only the name is visible at all times (but you can see the numbers if you twist the tag). It means that when I take pictures I don't have to worry about blurring out any phone numbers if I post them online.
I always figured that if one if my animals did go missing I would plaster the surround area with as many posters as I possibly could. Hence a good reason to make sure you have a good, clear picture of all pets!
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