Did You Know These Animal Facts?

Did You Know?

August 15 is National Check the Chip Day.  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs are 2.5 times more likely and cats are 21.4 times more likely to be returned to their owners if they are microchipped, but only if the microchip is registered with the owner’s current info in a registry.  To register your pet in the nation's first free non-profit registry, please visit Found.org.

You can obtain dog liability insurance from several national companies. Dog Liability Insurance can be helpful when your regular homeowners or renters coverage excludes your dog. It can also help convince a potential landlord who is on the fence about allowing your dog that you are a responsible and worthy renter.

Animal rescue workers are more prone to depression and suicide. One in six animal rescue workers have contemplated suicide, according to a study through the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Auburn University and the CDC. Animal rescue workers have a suicide rate of 5.3 in 1 million workers — the highest suicide rate among American workers, and a rate shared only by firefighters and police offices, according to a recent study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

August 23 is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the inspiration that led Dr. Gary Michelson to start Found Animals Foundation, and ultimately the Found Animals Microchip Registry, an infrastructure for large-scale pet identification and return.

About Found Animals:
Found Animals is a nonprofit dedicated to reversing the outcome for the three to four million animals euthanized each year in the United States. They work alongside the animal well-being community to achieve one goal: find the big ideas that advance the safety of animals in our homes, our shelters, and everywhere in between. The primary mission is the happiness and safety of animals. From absolutely free microchips and registration, to responsible adoption initiatives and low-cost spay and neuter, they are committed to delivering practical solutions that will ensure the health and safety of dogs and cats everywhere.

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