|Purred: Mon Sep 2, '13 4:12am PST |
|Of course I don't think you want any cat to hang itself, but since this is a public forum and others might end up reading this, I want to make it VERY clear the risks of a non-breakaway collar.
As for not scanning for every type of microchip or at all, while I know that might be true, if my cat was missing, I would be calling every shelter within a 200 mile radius with a description of my cat anyways, the microchip might actually be more for my peace of mind that I was getting the right cat back. Midas might seem pretty unique to me right now, but in a shelter situation, after looking at potentially dozens of other cats with similar colors, things might start to get confusing.
One thing that you might want to consider doing would be to get a non-breakaway one to train your cat to accept the collar, and then switch to the breakaway one at a later time once wearing it is just a normal part of your cat's life. There is a short term risk, but you eliminate the long term one.
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