What you can do to safeguard your pet
- Be sure your pet wears a current rabies tag, license tag, and an ID tag with your current address and phone numbers. If you have a bird, record their band number.
- If your pet is without a microchip, contact your veterinarian to have them chipped immediately; as a pet can be scanned for your contact information if they are found without their collar and tags.
- If your pet has a microchip, call the organization where your pet’s chip is registered to verify that your phone number and address are up to date in their records.
- Contact the organization where you licensed your pet and confirm that your phone number and address are up to date in their records.
- Make certain your address and phone numbers on file are up to date with the veterinarian who provided your pet’s most recent vaccinations.
- Spay or neuter your pet. Sterilization eliminates an animal’s reproductive instincts and decreases the chances of them straying from home.
- For more information, visit mdawalliance.org.