Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
For many pet parents, the thought of their dogs or cats becoming lost is too difficult to bear, which is why many choose to invest in pet identification tags or microchips as a reliable method of having their companions returned to them. Recent research has shown that close to 80 percent of pet parents believe that pet identification tags are important, but only one in three actually keep their pets collared and tagged at all times.
As a way to educate pet owners on the importance of pet identification tags, April has been dubbed National Pet ID Month and encourages these individuals to invest in the proper ID tags and collars to dramatically increase their chances of having their pets returned to them if they ever become lost.
The pet identification problem is certainly a daunting one, and there are a variety of reasons why dog and cat owners find it more convenient to avoid keeping their pets collared and tagged. A recent study conducted by ASPCA researchers in Oklahoma City shed light on these trends after the researchers followed 109 dog and cat owners who had been fitted with collars and tags after adoption. After two months, the study authors caught up with the pet owners and found that 84 percent were still wearing their tags. For the individuals who weren't using them, they responded with a series of reasons like animal discomfort with collars, losing the tags or avoiding them altogether due to living in a remote location.
In addition to pet discomfort, many pet parents believe that if their dogs or cats live primarily indoors, they're far less likely to escape to the outdoors and become lost. In fact, during the aforementioned study, 18 pets were reported lost and 17 of them were returned home. Not surprisingly, more than half of the lost pets were returned to their owners thanks to the information found on the pet ID tags.
Hartz® created the free Pet ID Tag Offer over 11 years ago in an effort to spread awareness of the importance of pet identification tags and make it easier for pet parents to safeguard their companions. These personalized tags are made from stainless steel and include all relevant personal information that can help get your pet back to you. The tags are free and pet owners only have to pay a small shipping and handling fee to gain peace of mind throughout the month of April and beyond.