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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Did you microchip your cat?

The news had a story about a cat that found it's way over 200 miles back to it's home town. He was reunited with his family because he had a mircochip.
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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 12:27 PM
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Fortunately, all cats are microchipped by the SPCA before being adopted, so Murphy came already microchipped. The trick is, people need to remember to update their contact information with the company the microchip is with, too! The microchip itself won't do any good if the company doesn't know where you are.


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post #3 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 12:41 PM
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yes, my cats are microchipped. I adopted mine from local rescue group and they do not make in mandatory for indoor cats so I did it on my own.

as October said, when you microchip, you need to register your cats' microchips online and put there your contact info. This way if your cat goes missing and somebody finds him/her and scan microchip they will be able to find your contact info.

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post #4 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 01:45 PM
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Mine aren't microchipped,but I am considering it because I get all of my dogs chipped.
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Even though my two Devons are strictly indoor cats, I had them micro-chipped. after the 2005 Katrina hurricane when so many pets went missing. Those that were micro-chipped had a greater chance of being reunited with their owners than those that weren't. You just never know when a cat may get outside, get spooked and run away. It could be during a medical emergency, a fire, flood, tornado or someone carelessly closing a door and leaving it ajar. One time one of my cats did get outside from a family member who didn't properly close the door....Zuba was just sitting outside it and ran back in when he saw me approach, but Alkee had gone exploring in the front garden. Better to be safe than sorry, I say.

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post #6 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 03:23 PM
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Mine are both chipped.
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post #7 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 03:44 PM
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No. As far as I know, they didn't exist 17 years ago when we got Blaze. Blacky was found on the street and was already spayed and that was 10 years ago, and Jasper was neutered last month by the local shelter and I donated 50 dollars towards it; I'm not going to make special requests when it was done at a vet's office that works with the shelter's TNR/cat sanctuary program. I suppose I could have it done at another time, but I don't really see the point, I've heard very few stories of them actually coming in handy considering the large number of microchipped cats...

If I got a cat from the shelter they'd come with a microchip I believe, or it's done at a low cost when spayed/neutered... so unless I pick another off the street I suppose whenever the next cat I get will have one.


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One of my three girls is from the breeder where she came from but I never changed the address because they wanted all these adoption papers I don't have since she is a retired breeder. My other two and my dog are not chipped and I don't plan on it.


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Five of my cats, my dog and my horse are all chipped. It was a decision with the sixth cat - she is semi feral at best and hates being handled by anyone outside her "!family".
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